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July 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27(3) Online First

‘In this edition’ from the GP perspective

Terry McCormack

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A CT scan of his diseased knee was sent to Boston USA, where they created two 3D models, one of his diseased knee and another of a computer generated perfect knee. The former was used to plan the minimally invasive cutting of his actual knee to reduce blood loss and damage, the latter was used to mold his knee replacement. I know what I will want when my knees reach their sell-by-date. So, it was fascinating to read John Pepper’s account of their ‘bespoke’ Personalised External Aortic Root Support ExoVasc mesh, not least because the second author Tal Golesworthy invented it and was the first recipient. Still on the patient involvement t

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Evaluation of a new same-day discharge protocol for simple and complex pacing procedures

August 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:114–8 doi:10.5837/bjc.2016.029

Evaluation of a new same-day discharge protocol for simple and complex pacing procedures

Thomas A Nelson, Aaron Bhakta, Justin Lee, Paul J Sheridan, Robert J Bowes, Jonathan Sahu, Nicholas F Kelland

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Introduction In many centres, patients stay overnight after their pacing procedure. Most would prefer to get home quicker, and reduced length of stay would result in healthcare savings. Various centres have reported high rates of patient satisfaction,1 and significant cost-savings with day-case pacing,2,3 although this practice is not widespread. A recent survey,4 revealed variation in practice across Europe with many centres routinely mandating a one or two night hospital stay. The safety of day-case pacing was described more than 25 years ago.5,6 Since then, the implant rates of both bradycardia (simple) and more complex devices (cardiac re

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Incidence screening for primary prevention ICDs based on UK guidelines following STEMI

November 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:170–2 doi:10.5837/bjc.2012.030

Incidence screening for primary prevention ICDs based on UK guidelines following STEMI

Ellen Berry, Helen Padgett, Melanie Doyle, Arif J Ahsan, Andrew D Staniforth

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Introduction The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implant rate within the UK remains significantly lower than that across Europe; furthermore, there is marked inequity in access to ICD implant between regions within the UK.1 The need for an ICD is self-evident in secondary prevention patients successfully resuscitated from ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF). Intuitively, therefore, it would seem most likely that underperformance and inequity of access in the UK resides chiefly within the primary prevention patient group. A number of international randomised-controlled trials have identified patient subgr

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A single defibrillation safety margin test is sufficient in most ICD patients: experience from a UK tertiary centre

September 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:240–3

A single defibrillation safety margin test is sufficient in most ICD patients: experience from a UK tertiary centre

Faizel Osman, Abubakar Habib, Mohamed Jeilan, Suman Kundu, Jiun Tuan, Rajkumar Mantravadi, J Douglas Skehan, Peter J Stafford, Ravi K Pathmanathan, G Andre Ng 

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We retrospectively evaluated our ICD database between September 2006 and October 2007 to determine baseline patient/procedure characteristics and details of defibrillation threshold assessment during implant. All patients underwent at least two defibrillation safety margin (DSM) tests (≥10 J below the maximum output of the device). Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify factors predicting two successful consecutive DSM tests (with ≥10 J safety margin). A total of 264 procedures were performed (mean age ± standard error: 65.6 ± 0.8 years); 258 (97.7%) patients had successful first DSM test (with ≥10 J safety margin),

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March 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:111-115

Use of a defibrillation coil in the coronary sinus to reduce ventricular defibrillation threshold

Sujatha Kesavan, Michael A James

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May 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11:224-8

Bradycardia and tachycardia occurring in older people: investigations and management

Colin Berry, Andrew C Rankin, Adrian JB Brady

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