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Pacemaker Malfunction

Pacemaker Malfunction

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Pacemaker Malfunction
 
ECG Signs of Pacemaker Malfunction
‡F
ailure to output
‡F
ailure to capture
‡U
ndersensing
‡I
nappropriate pacemaker ratetrue malfunctions / pseudomalfunctions
 
F
ailure to Output
‡
Causes
:
 ±
Ov
ersensing
 ±
Battery depletion (% of time pacing is required, thresholdsnecessary, single- or dual-chamber pacing, rate-modulation andother features) ± Circuit failure (Lead fracture, disconnection of lead from the PM) ± Random component failure (rare)
‡
P
seudomalfunction
 ± Crosstalk (dual-chamber PM) ± when the monitor system does not display the pacemaker stimulusartifact when it is really present (frequently with bipolar pacing)

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