[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.205.8.87. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
October 1972

A Stretch Fabric Pouch for Implanted Pacemakers

Author Affiliations

Newark, NJ
From the Department of Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark.

Arch Surg. 1972;105(4):654-656. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180100095023
Abstract

Experience with 50 applications has shown that insertion of a pulse generator into a stretch Dacron pouch is a valuable technique. The cloth cover tends to reduce postoperative oozing, and to fix the pulse generator to the tissues. This prevents pulse generator migration, extrusion, and manipulation by the patient. The stable position of the pulse generator also permits accurate measurements of the electrical impulse amplitude, a useful factor in pacemaker surveillance.

×