We composed this monograph in a didactic spirit, with the regular objective to compose a chapter explaining in details the theoretical basis of the device functions, before illustrating our comments with ECG tracings along with event markers. The detailed interpretation of each tracing is didactic and followed by practical comments and solutions to the illustrated queries, offered along with a reminder of good practices. The work is divided in 5 sections: - Detailed presentation of each pacing mode, with their advantages, shortcomings and indications; - Principal functions, including capture and sensing and their programming bases; - The stages of dual chamber pacing and programming recommendations, and management of electronic re-entrant tachycardias; - The behaviour of dual chamber pacemakers during effort and the optimisation of the atrioventricular (AV) synchronisation settings; - The management of atrial arrhythmias in dual chamber pacemakers and prevention functions.
Implantable Cardiac Pacemaker
Case studies based on Medtronic tracings
Authors: Dr P. BORDACHAR, Dr S. GARRIGUE, Dr D. HAYES, Dr S. REUTER, Dr P. RITTER