RE: Cardiac Pacemaker Disposal (Emmanuel Maicas)

Remember that some pacemakers are in fact implanted automated
defibrillators. They are usually larger in size. They can cause serious
electrical shocks to the autopsy personel removing them. The ASCP has an
article on the subject in its web site , but I cannot
access it.
Emmanuel Maicas, in Moncton, Canada

-----Original Message-----
From: Brennan, Liam []
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 8:46 AM
Subject: Cardiac Pacemaker Disposal


Netters- Anyone have any thoughts on how to dispose of a cardiac pacemaker
removed at autopsy?

	Liam Brennan
	Histopathology Dept
	Belfast City Hospital

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