This has always taxed me!! Even as a medic in a cardiology firm, patients presenting to clinic were almost ones to avoid, as the only people who understood them were the guys with the laptops!
Patients are coming in increasingly more frequently with these devices fitted. You have to deal with them either on ICU, or on your routine anaesthetic. So, lets get rid of the confusion!
Check out our section on pacemakers within the knowledge base area of our guidelines. Pacemakers can be taxing, but here are some selected sections on how to debug the confusion!