March 16, 2022
7 min.


This video provides an overview of fundamental concepts, applications, and management of post-cardiotomy temporary epicardial pacing in the ICU setting. Topics include: 

  • Using pacing wires to improve a patient’s post-operative hemodynamics after aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery
  • How to use the pacing box
  • Benefits of temporary epicardial pacing
  • Common pacing modes 
  • Bedside rescue of a malfunctioning lead

Rachel A. Beaupre, MD
Wayne State University Harper Hospital

Frank A. Baciewicz, MD
Wayne State University Harper Hospital