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Increasing cardiac rate by measurement of right ventricular temperature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6209665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A pacemaker that increases pacing rate in response to exercise enables the pacemaker patient to improve his state of well-being. Possible sensors include atrial rate, Q-T interval, pH, venous oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, cardiac output, body motion, and blood temperature. To determine the efficacy of right ventricular blood temperature as an indicator of exercise, an experimental temperature-controlled pacemaker was developed and was evaluated in dogs. A resulting algorithm was implemented in a microcomputer-based VVI pacemaker which reliably detected exercise and rest from blood temperature when totally implanted. The pacemaker generated two pacing rates to provide increased cardiac output. Data is being obtained to establish feasibility in humans.
N E Fearnot; D L Jolgren; W A Tacker; J P Nelson; L A Geddes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-24     Completed Date:  1985-01-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1240-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature*
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods
Heart / physiopathology*
Heart Block / physiopathology
Heart Rate*
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Physical Exertion

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