Journal article

Rate Adaptive Pacing: Memories From a Bygone Era

Harry G Mond

HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

With the recognised physiologic value of dual chamber pacing, there was, at the commencement of the 1980s, an intense search for sensors to enable ventricular pacemakers to alter the pulse repetition rate in response to physiologic demand. Manufacturers fell into two main groups; those who chose highly physiologic sensors often requiring special pacing leads and those whose sensors allowed a standard pacing lead. Thirteen (13) sensors for rate adaptive pacing progressed at least to human investigational studies. Eventually the activity sensor, which responded quickly to exercise, but not to emotional stimuli or pyrexia and used a standard lead would predominate, with all manufacturers eventu..

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