asynchronous pacing


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asynchronous pacing

Cardiac pacing set at a rate independent of the heart's own pacemakers. This allows pacemaking at heart rates that are faster or slower than the patient's diseased pacemaker.
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If the pacemaker-dependent patient cannot avoid interaction with interference-causing dental equipment, the patient's pacemaker should be programmed to the asynchronous pacing mode before the dental procedure is initiated.
Pacemakers have the potential for receiving electromagnetic interference in the MRI environment, resulting in radiofrequency noise tracking, asynchronous pacing, inhibition of demand pacing, programming changes, or loss of function.

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