Cyclic Pseudo-Fusion in a Dual-Chamber Pacemaker

Authors

  • Diego Chemello Toronto General Hospital
  • Anandaraja Subramanian Toronto General Hospital
  • Benedict Glover Toronto General Hospital
  • Sheila Watkins Toronto General Hospital
  • Douglas Cameron Toronto General Hospital

Keywords:

Cardiac pacemaker, pacemaker malfunction, fusion beats

Abstract

Studies have shown that avoidance of right ventricular pacing results in a decrease in the incidence of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. Newer algorithms which promote intrinsic conduction and decrease the frequency of ventricular pacing have been developed. However some of these new pacing algorithms are complex and can create potential pitfalls for the clinician. Additionally, these features may not be applicable to a reasonable amount of patients. We describe an example of a pacemaker pseudo-malfunction caused by one of these new algorithms.

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Published

2010-07-24

How to Cite

1.
Chemello D, Subramanian A, Glover B, Watkins S, Cameron D. Cyclic Pseudo-Fusion in a Dual-Chamber Pacemaker. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 2010Jul.24 [cited 2022May17];30(2). Available from: https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/hcpa/article/view/12494

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Section

Case Report