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Leadless Pacemaker

Looking at the new standards, it mentions "leadless pacemakers".  Is there anything we need to do different with PICC insertion for a patient with this device?  Does it affect ECG tracings?  Do they show up pon Xray?  Haven't come accross one yet, but .... Thanks in advance.


A leadless pacemaker is only

A leadless pacemaker is only a capsule size device inserted into the heart. There is no battery pack and no leads from the battery to the pacemaker. The biggest issue with a regular pacemaker is the leads in the same veins as the CVAD. This is not an issue with a leadless pacemaker. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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