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Fluoroscopy for the Insertion of Internal Temporary Cardiac Pacemakers: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: June 2, 2008
Product Line: Rapid Response
Result type: Report

Question

  1. Is there evidence supporting the clinical effectiveness of fluoroscopy to guide lead placement for temporary internal cardiac pacemaker insertion procedures in adult patients?
  2. What are the guidelines for the use of fluoroscopy to guide lead placement for temporary internal cardiac pacemaker insertion procedures in adult patients?
  3. What is the evidence for the safety of temporary internal cardiac pacemaker insertion in post-myocardial infarction patients who have received fibrinolytic therapy?