AN AUDIT OF THE COMPLICATIONS OF DUAL AND SINGLE CHAMBER PACEMAKER IN ADULT PATIENTS FOLLOWED OVER A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR

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Zahoor Ahmad Khan
Shah Sawar
Kashif Ullah
Zahid Aslam Awan

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Objective: To determine the frequency of dual and single chamber pacemaker complications in adults.

Methodology: This study was conducted in 151 pacemaker implanted patients and they were followedevery month for 1 year, for evaluation / programming of pacemaker function and examining for devicerelated complications.

Results: Out of 151 patients with pacemaker, 111(73.5%) patients received single chamber pacemaker and40(26.5%) patients were implanted with dual chamber pacemakers. In one year follow up 21(13.9%)patients developed different complications while 130 patients had uneventful follow up. The differentcomplications seen were infection 9(6%) patients, lead displacement 4(2.6%) patients, heart failure3(2.0%) patients, Pacemaker syndrome, lead fracture, diaphragmatic twitching, pocket hematoma andkeloid formation at scar site was noted in 1(0.7%) patient each. As a whole complications in singlechamber was 73.5% compared to patient with dual chamber pacemaker which was 26.5%.

Conclusion: The rate of complications associated with PPM is not significant, but the rate ofcomplications were more in single chamber pacemaker compared to dual chamber pacemaker. Infectionwas the major complication seen.

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Khan ZA, Sawar S, Ullah K, Awan ZA. AN AUDIT OF THE COMPLICATIONS OF DUAL AND SINGLE CHAMBER PACEMAKER IN ADULT PATIENTS FOLLOWED OVER A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2012 Mar. 23 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];26(2). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1265
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