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- Sep 17, '10 by smlrnI have worked on an acute cardiac floor for the last 5 years. I have had 2 patients have a cardiac tampenode requiring emergency surgery within 2 hours of the pacer wires being removed.
The classic signs and symptoms were observed at about the 45 min mark post removal. There should be a strict policy in place for post pacer wire removal care. Tampenode is infrequent but is possible life threatening when it occures.
- Jun 3, '12 by jasonweaverUnfortunately, my friend's father died last month due to the same issue above. She is currently seeking advice as it appeared no one had a clue as to what was happening although he complained of severe chest pains, sweating and eventually full cardiac arrest.