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Pacemaker programming and device interrogation 

Pacemaker programming and device interrogation
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Pacemaker programming and device interrogation
Author(s):

Timothy Betts

and Julian Ormerod

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199687831.003.0005
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date: 18 October 2019

This chapter covers all areas of pacemaker programming and choices related to pacing. Methods of choosing rate limits, and related programming features are described for the lower rate interval, the upper rate interval, the atrioventricular interval, and refractory and blanking periods are described in detail. The anatomical and signal changes for each period are defined, and all descriptions are illustrated with example ECGs to show different programme outcomes. Rate response, programming rate response, and mode switching are covered. Automated functions and stored information are described, and algorithms to prevent atrial arrhythmias are explained. Finally, pacemaker-mediated tachycardia is outlined, including detection and methods of terminating the pacemaker-mediated tachycardia (PMT).

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