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November 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:153–6 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.042

The permanent decline of temporary pacing

Richard Baker, David Wilson

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Introduction The insertion of an emergency temporary pacing wire is a potentially lifesaving treatment in acute bradycardia. However, this procedure can be associated with significant morbidity and, occasionally, mortality. In UK district general hospitals (DGH), the responsibility of performing emergency transvenous cardiac pacing historically rested with general physicians. In practice, most procedures were performed by potentially inexperienced trainees.1 Over the previous decade there have been numerous calls for change in the provision of emergency pacing.1-5 It has been shown that doctors with variable experience perform the procedure,

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July 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26(suppl 2):S3 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.s07

Introduction

Khalid Khan

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Effective anticoagulation improves outcomes in patients with AF or VTE.4-7 Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have provided an alternative to warfarin for prevention of stroke or recurrent VTE in these patients in recent years. Compared with warfarin, NOACs have more predictable pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, do not require monitoring of the international normalised ratio (INR), and have a wider therapeutic window that enables prescription at fixed daily doses over an extended period.8 Edoxaban, an inhibitor of Factor Xa is a member of the NOAC class. The accompanying articles summarise latest findings on the effect

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March 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:21, 28

Book reviews

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Author: Bennett DH Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-470-67493-2, Price: £34.99 This 8th edition of Bennett’s cardiac arrhythmias offers a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms and management of the most commonly encountered types of arrhythmia in clinical practice. A large variety of good quality examples are provided appended with concise explanatory notes, and the layout is uniform throughout. What is particularly noteworthy and different from a standard book of electrocardiography is the fact that not only does the author outline and exemplify mechanisms and types of arrhythmia, but he also provides an introduction to ele

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July 2005 Br J Cardiol 2005;12:308-11

Atrial fibrillation: strategies in primary care

Michael Kirby

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