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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However, only 24 percent of patients who receive painless anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) to terminate a life-threatening arrhythmia had health care use within three days of those treated episodes.
1 Approximately 75 percent of arrhythmias can be terminated with Medtronic's painless anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) technologies and others receive life-saving shock therapy.
Using proprietary device programming for Medtronic's Anti-Tachycardia Pacing (ATP) During Charging to deliver painless pacing pulses to safely and effectively terminate dangerous ventricular tachyarrhythmias;
ADVANCE III (Avoid Delivering Therapies for Non-Sustained Arrhythmias in ICD Patients III) is an ongoing trial to determine if Medtronic's Anti-Tachycardia Pacing (ATP) During Charging and extending the time to detect and treat arrhythmias safely, can reduce the necessity for shock therapy in all ICD-indicated patients.
Of note, evidence further demonstrating the clinical benefit of painless anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) will be presented.
It rapidly converts the abnormal rhythm back to normal by delivering anti-tachycardia pacing pulses or an electrical shock to the heart.
This therapy may take the form of anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) or electrical shock (known as defibrillation).
PARAD+, another unique feature, enables OVATIO DR to discriminate Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) from Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) down to heart rates of 100 bpm and treat any ventricular arrhythmias with anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) in all zones, providing this as first-line therapy saves patients from unnecessary shocks that may traumatize them as well as reduce device longevity.
E[acute accent]PARAD+, the industry-best algorithm for reducing inappropriate shocks (4) is capable of accurately differentiating ventricular tachyarrhythmias and treating the full spectrum of arrhythmias through painless anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP).
This may provide for a painless therapy option to complement existing anti-tachycardia pacing algorithms in today's ICDs.