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Béla Merkely, EHRA 2019 – Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

Published Online: April 1st 2019

We are joined by Professor Béla Merkely (Director, Heart and Vascular Center and Rector, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary) at the annual European Heart Rhythm (EHRA) 2019 congress in Lisbon. Professor Merkely discusses the latest information required for patients using cardiac implantable electronic devices.

Filmed at EHRA 2019, Lisbon.

Speaker’s Disclosures: Dr Béla Merkely has received grants from Abbott, AstraZaneca, Biotronic and Medtronic.

Questions:

1. The use of cardiac implantable electronic devices is a common intervention – how well do patients understand their device? (0:14)

2. What are the most important safety issues that patients should be aware of? (1:42)

3. Are there any activities that patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices should be particularly aware of? (0:14)

4. How should education be structured for patients with new cardiac implantable electronic devices? (2:29)

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