Placement of a temporary pacemaker. The right subclavian area was prepped and draped in the usual fashion. Local anesthetic was infiltrated. The subclavian vein was entered via Seldinger technique ...
... with a Cook needle. A guidewire was passed to the right heart. A 6 French dilator sheath was placed.The dilator and wire were then removed. The sheath was sutured into place. A 5 French bipolar pacemaker wire was placed near the apex of the right ventricle. Temporary pacing was instituted. Threshold was less than 0.5 mV. Pacer settings were 60 per minute demand and 5 MA. Patient returned to her room in good condition.
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