Implantable Cardiac Electronic Devices in the Elderly Population

Arrhythm Electrophysiol Rev. 2019 May;8(2):143-146. doi: 10.15420/aer.2019.3.4.

Abstract

The use of cardiac implantable electronic devices in the management of patients with heart rhythm conditions is well established. As the population ages, the use of cardiac implantable electronic devices in the elderly is likely to increase. This review provides a summary of the indications, implantation considerations and pragmatic advice on how to approach the use of these devices in this group of patients.

Keywords: Cardiac implantable electronic devices; ICDs; cardiac resynchronisation therapy; elderly; pacemakers.

Publication types

  • Review