burst 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.

burst pacing

Cardiac pacing The delivery–eg, atrial BP–of rapid, multiple electrical stimuli, typically used to interrupt tachcardia. See Pacemaker.
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Typical SBP, ECG, and esophageal electrogram recordings before the transesophageal burst pacing are presented in Figure 1(a).
Specifically, burst pacing is associated with significant reductions in the densities of [I.sub.Ca,L], voltage-dependent [Na.sup.+] current ([I.sub.Na]), and distinct transient outward [K.sup.+] current ([I.sub.to]) 20, 21].
The inducibility of AF (n=12) was increased remarkably (from 49.9% to 70.9% with [S.sub.1][S.sub.1] 100 ms burst pacing and from 3.7% to 43.5% with [S.sub.1][S.sub.2] premature pacing with, respectively).