Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion - Part 3

Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion - Part 3

We used Part 1 and Part 2 in this series to give you an in depth understanding of all the critical steps of the procedure.  After reading those posts you should have a good grasp of the indications for the procedure, the complications you may encounter, and you will have read, seen, and heard step by step instructions for placing a transvenous pacemaker in the ED. This final installment in the series should bring it all together for you.  Here you will see the placement of the transvenous pacemaker from start to finish from the point of view of the operator (Dr. J'Mir Cousar) all filmed in glorious HD.

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Transvenous Pacemaker: Part 2 - A Procedural Slide Set

Transvenous Pacemaker: Part 2 - A Procedural Slide Set

worked to create a video walkthrough of the procedure.  The video walkthrough is divided into two separate videos.  The first, embedded below is a narrated procedural slide set, designed to be a cognitively unloaded approach to learning the procedure.  In a later post we'll see a full, start to finish video of the procedure filmed from the first person viewpoint.

In addition to the video being posted here, Dr. Cousar has constructed a checklist that will be placed on the pacemaker generator which will have a QR code to link to this narrated slide set.

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Transvenous Pacemaker Placement - Part 1: The Walkthrough

Transvenous Pacemaker Placement - Part 1: The Walkthrough

If you are interested in seeing the placement of a Transvenous Pacemaker after reading this post check out Part 2 (Procedural Slide Set) and Part 3 (the first person view of the procedure)

Reasons to Pace in the First Place

Hemodynamically unstable+

1. Sinus Bradycardia - seen in 17% of acute MI patients (especially inferior or anterior wall MI) [1,2]

2. AV Block - may be due to ischemia (15-19% of all Acute MI) [2,3]

3. Drug Overdose - with the goal of maintaining adequate hemodynamics while your medical therapy/dialysis has an opportunity to work.

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