Superficial Cervical Plexus Block for Pacemaker Insertion


About this study

The purpose of this study is to investigate clinical outcomes from two current standard of care pain control procedures performed for patients undergoing pacemaker insertion.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-100 years old
  • Registered patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida scheduled to undergo primary insertion of pacemaker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Emergency placement of pacemaker
  • Sub-pectoral placement of pacemaker
  • Patients with history of chronic pain
  • Patients with anatomical abnormality or disruption to the pacemaker insertion site or site of block placement
  • Patients with allergy to local anesthetic

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Christopher Robards, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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