fast pacing

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fast pacing

A term defined in the context of implantable pacemakers for the delivery—e.g., atrial burst pacing—of rapid, multiple electrical pulses, to pace the heart faster than its intrinsic rate. Fast pacing is used for ventricular tachycardia, to try to break the tachycardia before it progresses to ventricular fibrillation.
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Various mechanisms could explain the tachycardia; to us a plausible one is an ectopic automatic focus in the left side of the ventricular septum with the anti-tachycardia pacing changing the depolarization pathway of the ventricular tachycardia by concealed conduction into the pathway(s).
Additionally, the advanced sensing technology designed to avoid sensing unwanted signals (T-waves) and offer more anti-tachycardia pacing options, which can convert many fast ventricular arrhythmias painlessly and avoid the need for high voltage shocks.
Optimizing implantable defibrillator programming to utilize shock and anti-tachycardia pacing only when needed for all ICD patients will ultimately result in improved quality of care and patients' experience with their implanted device.
NYSE: MDT) today released new data from the MVP (Managed Ventricular Pacing) trial that implantable defibrillator patients receiving anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) were less likely to have health care utilization after treatment as compared to those receiving shock therapy.
Results demonstrated how key shock-reduction programming strategies (lengthening the number of intervals to detect ventricular fibrillation [VF NID], using supraventricular tachycardia [SVT] discriminators and employing anti-tachycardia pacing [ATP]), reduced shocks by 17, 22 and 28 percent, respectively.
The features include advanced sensing technology and more anti-tachycardia pacing options, which can convert many fast ventricular arrhythmias painlessly and avoid the need for high voltage shocks.
3 In addition, atrial fibrillation is a main cause of inappropriate ICD therapies resulting from misclassification as ventricular tachycardia which requires immediate ICD therapy by anti-tachycardia pacing or high-energy shocks.
NYSE: MDT) OMNI Study were released today at Heart Rhythm 2009, the annual congress of the Heart Rhythm Society, revealing that one out of six patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators (CRT-Ds) to prevent sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), received potentially life-saving medical therapy - either in the form of anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) or a shock for dangerously fast heart rhythms - within a period of two years following their implant.
Specifically, the Shock-Less study aims to create evidence that will increase the use of programming tools that reduce unnecessary shocks including features on Medtronic devices, such as Medtronic's exclusive Lead Integrity Alert[TM] (LIA) and Anti-Tachycardia Pacing (ATP) During Charging[TM].
NEW ORLEANS & MINNEAPOLIS -- New data presented today at Scientific Sessions 2008 from Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) shows that survival among patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) treated only with anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) was superior to patients who experienced at least one shock-treated episode, further demonstrating the clinical benefit of ATP.
Of note, evidence further demonstrating the clinical benefit of painless anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) will be presented.