I dread calling cardiology to interrogate a pacemaker when the pt is without their wallet card and has nary a clue as to the device type/manufacturer.
Now there is a solution courtesy of the EM REMS blog:
Christopher Watford adds:
A good follow-on to that article would be Agullera et al’s “Radiography of Cardiac Conduction Devices: A Comprehensive Review” (Chest and Cardiac Imaging, 2011, doi:10.1148/rg.316115529). I believe LITFL’s R&R put me onto it. Covers recognition of basic pacemaker/ICD types on X-Rays, along with lead types, determining if leads are connected/fractured, etc.
There's an app for that…
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