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Cardiac Rhythm Management External Devices User's Guide Reocor D/S External Pacemaker. Pacemakers are electronic devices that stimulate the heart with electrical impulses to maintain or restore a normal heartbeat. This topic review will discuss. A pacemaker is a battery-powered device about the size of a pocket watch that sends weak electrical impulses to "set a pace" so that the heart is able to maintain a. VVI pacemaker. VVI pacemaker is the most common type of pacemaker. VVI pacemaker is a medical instrument that allows to heart muscle to work properly. Background We tested the hypothesis that prophylactic cardiac-resynchronization therapy in the form of biventricular stimulation with a pacemaker with or without a.
ACC/AHA Guidelines for Implantation of Cardiac Pacemakers and Antiarrhythmia Devices: Executive Summary. I. Introduction. The publication of major studies dealing with the natural history of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias and major advances in the technology of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter- defibrillators (ICDs) has mandated this revision of the 1. ACC/AHA Guidelines for Implantation of Pacemakers and Antiarrhythmia Devices. This executive summary appears in the April 7, 1. Circulation. The full text of the guidelines, including the ACC/AHA Class I, II, and III recommendations, is published in the April 1. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Reprints of both the executive summary and the full text are available from both organizations.
Following extensive review of the medical literature and related documents previously published by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology, the writing committee developed recommendations that are evidence based whenever possible. Evidence supporting current recommendations is ranked as level A if the data were derived from multiple randomized clinical trials involving a large number of individuals. Evidence was ranked as level B when data were derived from a limited number of trials involving comparatively small numbers of patients or from well- designed data analysis of nonrandomized studies or observational data registries. Evidence was ranked as level C when consensus of expert opinion was the primary source of recommendation. The committee emphasizes that for certain conditions for which no other therapies are available, the indications for device therapies are based on years of clinical experience as well as expert consensus and are thus well supported, even though the evidence was ranked as level C.
These guidelines include expanded sections on selection of pacemakers and ICDs, optimization of technology, cost, and follow- up of implanted devices. The follow- up sections are relatively brief because in many instances the type and frequency of follow- up examinations are device specific.
The importance of adequate follow- up, however, cannot be overemphasized because optimal results from an implantable device can be obtained only if the device is adjusted to changing clinical conditions. The text accompanying the list of indications should be read carefully because it includes the rationale and supporting evidence for many indications and in several instances includes a discussion of alternative acceptable therapies. Terms such as “potentially reversible,” “persistent,” “transient,” and “not expected to resolve” are frequently used. These terms are not specifically defined because the time element varies in different clinical settings.
The treating physician must use appropriate clinical judgment and available data in deciding whether a condition is persistent or when it can be expected to be transient. The statement “incidental finding at electrophysiological study” is used several times in this document and does not imply such a study is indicated. Appropriate indications for electrophysiological studies have been previously published. The term “symptomatic bradycardia” is used frequently throughout the guidelines and is defined as a documented bradyarrhythmia that is directly responsible for the development of frank syncope or near- syncope, transient dizziness or light- headedness, and confusional states resulting from cerebral hypoperfusion attributable to slow heart rate. Fatigue, exercise intolerance, and frank congestive heart failure may also result from bradycardia.
These symptoms may occur at rest or with exertion. Definite correlation of symptoms with a bradyarrhythmia is a requirement to fulfill the criteria of symptomatic bradycardia. Caution should be exercised not to confuse physiological sinus bradycardia (as occurs in highly trained athletes) with pathological bradyarrhythmias. The section on indications for ICDs has been extensively revised and enlarged to reflect emerging developments in this field and the voluminous literature attesting to the efficacy of these devices in the treatment of sudden cardiac death and malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Indications for ICDs are constantly changing and can be expected to change further as ongoing large- scale trials are reported. In these guidelines the term “mortality” is used to indicate “all- cause” mortality unless otherwise specified. The committee elected to use “all- cause” mortality because of the variable definition of “sudden death” and the developing consensus to use “all- cause” mortality as the most appropriate end point of clinical trials.
The final recommendations for indications for device therapy are expressed in the standard ACC/AHA format: Class I: Conditions for which there is evidence and/or general agreement that a given procedure or treatment is beneficial, useful, and effective. Class II: Conditions for which there is conflicting evidence and/or a divergence of opinion about the usefulness/efficacy of a procedure or treatment. Class IIa: Weight of evidence/opinion is in favor of usefulness/efficacy. Class IIb: Usefulness/efficacy is less well established by evidence/opinion. Class III: Conditions for which there is evidence and/or general agreement that a procedure/treatment is not useful/effective and in some cases may be harmful.
II. Indications for Permanent Pacing. A. Pacing for Acquired Atrioventricular Block in Adults. Patients with abnormalities of atrioventricular (AV) conduction may be asymptomatic or may experience serious symptoms related to bradycardia, ventricular arrhythmias, or both.
Decisions about the need for a pacemaker are necessarily influenced by the presence or absence of symptoms that are directly attributable to bradycardia. Nonrandomized studies strongly suggest that permanent pacing improves survival in patients with third- degree AV block, particularly if syncope has occurred. It is now recognized that marked first- degree AV block can lead to symptoms even in the absence of higher degrees of AV conduction disturbance and may be associated with a “pseudopacemaker syndrome” because of close proximity of atrial systole to the preceding ventricular systole. Small uncontrolled trials have suggested some symptomatic and functional improvement with pacing in patients with PR intervals > 0.
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LV) dysfunction, some of whom may benefit from dual- chamber pacing with short AV delay. Type I second- degree AV block is unlikely to progress to advanced AV block when the delay is within the AV node. Consequently, pacing is not usually indicated in this situation.
However, in patients with type II second- degree AV block (either intra- or infra- His), symptoms are frequent, prognosis is compromised, and progression to third- degree AV block is common. Physiological AV block in the presence of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias is not an indication for pacemaker implantation except as specifically defined in the recommendations below. Similarly, neurally mediated mechanisms in young patients with AV block should be assessed before proceeding with permanent pacing. Finally, permanent pacing for AV block after valve surgery follows a variable natural history; therefore, the decision for permanent pacing is at the physician’s discretion. Indications for Permanent Pacing in Acquired Atrioventricular Block in Adults.
Class I1. Third- degree AV block at any anatomic level associated with any one of the following conditions: a. Bradycardia with symptoms presumed to be due to AV block.
Level of evidence: C)b. Arrhythmias and other medical conditions that require drugs that result in symptomatic bradycardia. Level of evidence: C)c.
Documented periods of asystole ≥3. Level of evidence: B, C)d. After catheter ablation of the AV junction. Level of evidence: B, C) There are no trials to assess outcome without pacing, and pacing is virtually always planned in this situation unless the operative procedure is AV junction modification. Postoperative AV block that is not expected to resolve. Level of evidence: C)f.
Neuromuscular diseases with AV block such as myotonic muscular dystrophy, Kearns- Sayre syndrome, Erb’s dystrophy (limb- girdle), and peroneal muscular atrophy. Level of evidence: B)2. Second- degree AV block regardless of type or site of block, with associated symptomatic bradycardia. Level of evidence: B)Class IIa. Asymptomatic third- degree AV block at any anatomic site with average awake ventricular rates of 4.
Level of evidence: B, C)2. Asymptomatic type II second- degree AV block. Level of evidence: B)3. Asymptomatic type I second- degree AV block at intra- or infra- His levels found incidentally at electrophysiological study for other indications.
Level of evidence: B)4. First- degree AV block with symptoms suggestive of pacemaker syndrome and documented alleviation of symptoms with temporary AV pacing. Level of evidence: B)Class IIb. Marked first- degree AV block (> 0.
LV dysfunction and symptoms of congestive heart failure in whom a shorter AV interval results in hemodynamic improvement, presumably by decreasing left atrial filling pressure. Level of evidence: C)Class III1.
Asymptomatic first- degree AV block. Level of evidence: B) (See “Pacing for Chronic Bifascicular and Trifascicular Block.”)2. Asymptomatic type I second- degree AV block at the supra- His (AV node) level or not known to be intra- or infra- Hisian. Level of evidence: B, C)3. AV block expected to resolve and unlikely to recur (eg, drug toxicity, Lyme disease).
Level of evidence: B)B. Pacing for Chronic Bifascicular and Trifascicular Block.
Symptomatic advanced AV block that develops in patients with underlying bifascicular and trifascicular block is associated with a high mortality rate and a significant incidence of sudden death. However, there is considerable evidence that the rate of progression of bifascicular block to third- degree AV block is slow.