Importance and Long-Term Utility of a Multiparameter Programmable Pulse Generator

JAMES H. O'KEEFE, DAVID L. HAYES, David Holmes, RONALD E. VLIETSTRA

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Abstract

Almost all pacemakers currently implanted in patients in the United States are now capable of some degree of noninvasive programmability. Although programmability seems to be a very useful feature and allows flexibility in the patient's pacemaker system, the use of programmability in the late follow-up period has not been well substantiated. We compare the use of programmability in the early and late postoperative periods in 100 consecutive patients who received a multiparameter programmable pulse generator. Programmability is definitely a desirable feature, particularly for alterations in rate, pulse width, and sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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