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Triggered pacing

Pacemaker Rhythm, Right Ventricular Pacing Triggered by Native P Waves

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 23:28 -- Dawn

This patient's electronic pacemaker has pacing electrodes in the right atrium and the right ventricle, which is typical.  In this ECG, the patient produces P waves, but fails to transmit them to the ventricles due to AV block.  The electronic pacemaker SENSES the native P waves, and TRIGGERS the ventricular wire to pace the ventricle in response.  Using this pacemaker function, the heart rate can be controlled by the patient's own nervous system, as P waves are produced naturally.  Should the patient fail to produce a P wave within rate guidelines set by the implant

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