Journal article

Failure of automatic mode switching: recognition and management.

KA Ellenbogen, HG Mond, MA Wood, SS Barold

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol | Published : 1997

Abstract

Dual chamber pacing is desirable to optimize AV synchrony and to potentially decrease the incidence of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. Patients with alternating periods of both supraventricular tachyarrhythmias and bradycardia pose a difficult challenge when standard dual chamber pacemakers are implanted. The automatic mode switching mode algorithm was introduced to prevent tracking of paroxysmal supraventricular tachyarrhythmias and avoid the adverse hemodynamic and symptomatic consequences of a rapid ventricular response. In some cases, failure to mode switch may take place when the atrial signal during tachycardia is of insufficient amplitude to be sensed. Failure to mode switch may al..

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