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January 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:19–22 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.003 Online First

ICMs can be routinely implanted in a non-theatre environment by a cardiac physiologist

Varun Sharnam, Stelios Iacovides, Luisa Cleverdon, Wasing Taggu, Philip Keeling

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Introduction Implantable cardiac monitors (ICMs) are becoming more commonly recommended during the investigation of a patient with transient loss of consciousness.1,2 The original first-generation devices were implanted by a surgical procedure, usually by a cardiologist in a cardiac catheterisation theatre on a day-case basis, lasting up to 30–45 minutes per procedure. This process is inherently resource heavy for theatre time, staff (implanting physician, catheter lab nurses, cardiac radiographer and cardiac physiologist), in addition to pre-admission assessment, surgical equipment and patient recovery in a day-case facility. The developme

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10 steps before you refer for syncope

February 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:28-31

10 steps before you refer for syncope

Matthew Fay, Richard Sutton

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