Programming: Maximizing Benefit and Minimizing Morbidity Programming

Paul A. Friedman, Charles D. Swerdlow, Samuel J. Asirvatham, David L. Hayes

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Abstract

Properly programming pacemakers and defibrillators siginificantly affects their function and the patient's health. Proper programming can add years to device longevity, prevent symptoms, lower the risk of atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure and death. This chapter systematically reviews pacemaker, defibrillator, and resynchronization device programming. Key programmable parameters are reviewed, and patient-based approaches to optimize clinical outcomes summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Approach
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages319-406
Number of pages88
ISBN (Print)9780470658338
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2012

Keywords

  • Antitachycardia pacing
  • Atrial pacing
  • Cardiac resynchronization pacing
  • Cardioversion
  • Defibrillation
  • Hysteresis
  • Preventing atrial fibrillation
  • Preventing heart failure
  • Programming
  • SVT-VT discriminators
  • Sensing
  • Ventricular pacing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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