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Taking advantage of sophisticated pacemaker diagnostics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10089862     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ever-increasing complexity of pacing systems, combined with functions that vary from one manufacturer to another, can pose challenges during analysis of device function. Standard pacemaker diagnostics are measured data, electrogram telemetry, maker annotations and event counters, albeit with their current limitations. New diagnostic features discussed include time-based diagnostics, histograms of sensed amplitudes, pacing thresholds, or impedance trending. Mode-switching algorithms, combined with diagnostic features, facilitate the use of dual-chamber devices in patients with paroxysmal atrial tachyarrhythmias. The introduction of electrogram storage into pacemakers further improves diagnostic capabilities and allows a permanent validation and optimization of diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms. External diagnostic devices, which provide Holter recordings with continuous marker annotations and patient-triggered diagnostics, are additional features that will become increasingly important.
B Nowak
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-07     Completed Date:  1999-04-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172D-179D     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
II. Medical Clinic, University Mainz, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Electrocardiography / instrumentation*
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory / instrumentation
Equipment Design
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
Telemetry / instrumentation*

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