Although in most cases you should stay with your pacing
plan, occasionally the weather or other circumstances may merit slight changes in your strategy.
A zoo official has been posted at the exhibit to answer questions about the pacing
and the bears in general.
Richard Sutton, cardiologist in the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and European lead cardiology investigator for the EnRhythm MRI SureScan Pacing
System Clinical Study.
The new pacemaker systems also incorporate an array of automatic features to help physicians improve pacing
therapy and streamline the patient follow-up process, potentially minimizing the amount of time spent in a physician's office.
In response to this growing evidence, Sorin Group has developed a unique pacing
mode, AAIsafeR, which is designed to avoid unnecessary ventricular pacing
by promoting the patient's natural electrical conduction (AV conduction).
Improved functional capacity with biventricular pacing
as measured by peak VO2 and exercise duration.
The SelectSecure pacing
lead and SelectSite(TM) catheter can be used with pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, including CRT-pacemakers and CRT-defibrillators.
By reducing unwarranted ventricular pacing
, we hope to reduce incidences of heart failure hospitalization," said Associate Professor Milasinovic, coordinating clinical investigator of the evaluation.
Since dual-chamber pacemakers were introduced in the early 1980s, the devices typically delivered pacing
therapy to the right ventricle.
Several recent clinical studies show that unnecessary right ventricular pacing
increases a patient's risk of developing heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
The AVAIL CLS/CRT study is designed to randomize patients into three groups: Stratos LV biventricular implants, Protos DR/CLS biventricular implants, and Stratos LV pacing
in a standard right ventricular configuration as the control group.
The Guidant-sponsored trial is designed to demonstrate the efficacy and value of a proprietary feature that minimizes unnecessary right ventricular pacing
in patients who received a Guidant dual-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator.