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Cyanoacrylate topical tissue adhesive for closure of permanent pacemaker wounds

July 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:115 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.024

Cyanoacrylate topical tissue adhesive for closure of permanent pacemaker wounds

Timothy Watson, Vikrant Nayar, Rachana Prasad, Andrew Ladwiniec, Isma Rafiq, Richard Price, Mark R D Belham, Peter J Pugh

Abstract

Introduction Closure of the skin layers following pacemaker implantation is usually achieved with absorbable sutures. This can be time-consuming and does not always achieve perfect cosmetic results. Cyanoacrylate topical tissue adhesive has been used as an alternative but only limited data exist advocating routine use for pacing.1,2 We undertook a prospective randomised study to compare cosmetic outcomes with cyanoacrylate and absorbable sutures for this indication. Methods Consecutive patients aged ≥18 years requiring elective first pacemaker implant were recruited. Exclusion criteria were presence of dermatological disease, impaired wound

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