Author | Steven Brent Deutsch, MD and Eric Lawrence Krivitsky, MD

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Pacemakers and AICDs Interrogation Reports and Interpretation of EKGs

September 09, 2015

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A general practitioner can gain a better understanding of a patient’s underlying cardiac ailments by focusing on the fundamentals of pacemakers and automated implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICDs).In the first part of this 3-part article (“Pacemakers and AICDs: The ABCs”), we discussed distinguishing between pacemakers and AICDs. The second part (“Pacemakers and AICDs: Nomenclature and Malfunction”) addressed pacemaker nomenclature and device function, malfunction, and pseudomalfunction. Here we cover interrogation reports and interpretation of EKGs.

Pacemakers and AICDs Nomenclature and Malfunction

September 02, 2015

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Knowing a few fundamental concepts on pacemakers and automated implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICDs) can help a general practitioner gain a better understanding of a patient’s underlying cardiac ailments. The physician will be better suited to treat and care for the patient and give the specialist the most relevant medical data.