Arrhythmia management after device removal

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Arrhythmic management is needed after removal of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Patients completely dependent on CIEDs need temporary device back-up until new CIEDs are implanted. Various methods are available for device back-up, and the appropriate management varies among patients. The duration from CIED removal to implantation of a new CIED also differs among patients. Temporary pacing is needed for patients with bradycardia, a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) or catheter ablation is needed for patients with tachyarrhythmia, and sequential pacing is needed for patients dependent on cardiac resynchronization therapy. The present review focuses on arrhythmic management after CIED removal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of arrhythmia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Infection
  • Temporary pacing
  • Wearable cardioverter defibrillator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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