n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The ECG of the patient with a pacemaker : ECG education

Volume 22, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... 290 ECG EDUCATION J Daniels RN, Electrophysiology Lab Milpark Hospital Patients are paced for a variety of reasons. The most common presenting symptoms are syncope or near syncope. All pacemakers used today are demand pacemakers (they can sense the patient's intrinsic rate and pace only when needed). There are a variety of programmable features. These include rate (upper and lower rate), whether the rate is sensed. All these features have a bearing on what is seen on the surface ECG. A pacemaker system is made up of the following components: Leads that may be placed in the right ..

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