Implementation of a new DDDR algorithm for tachycardia prevention and treatment utilizing an implantable RAM-based software-controlled pacemaker (2022)

Reentry within the atrioventricular node or over accessory pathways are common causes of symptomatic tachycardia. These arrhythmias are frequently initiated by a spontaneous atrial or ventricular premature beat. Appropriately timed atrial or ventricular extrastimuli can, in some patients, render one limb of the reentrant circuit refractory and prevent induction of tachycardia. Currently available implantable devices are not suitable for this application. The authors have implemented a new implantable pacing algorithm capable of extremely short atrial and ventricular refractory periods, rapid triggered ventricular pacing rates, protection against encroachment on the ventricular vulnerable period, protection against tachycardia induction by ventricular premature beats, automated antitachycardia pacing in either atrium and ventricle, as well as an extensive event storage capability. This application has been made possible by a new, RAM-based microprocessor controlled dual chamber pacemaker (Medtronic Prometheus Model 6100). Its use in intraatrial tachycardia with atrioventricular block as well as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is demonstrated. This device is capable of prevention of tachycardia induction in some patients. Where prevention is not feasible or fails, it is backed up by automated or manually activated antitachycardia pacing. The great flexibility of a completely reprogrammable software based pacemaker has enabled the implementation of a very complex experimental pacemaker that will permit evaluation in the implanted setting of this new pacing strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-145
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Volume24
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StatePublished - 1991
  • RAM-based implantable devices
  • antitachycardia pacing
  • dual chamber pacemakers
  • preventive pacing
  • supraventricular tachycardia
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Roth, J. A., Berkovits, B. V., Fisher, J. D., Ferrick, K. J. (1991). Implementation of a new DDDR algorithm for tachycardia prevention and treatment utilizing an implantable RAM-based software-controlled pacemaker. Journal of Electrocardiology, 24, 136-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-0736(10)80036-6

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Implementation of a new DDDR algorithm for tachycardia prevention and treatment utilizing an implantable RAM-based software-controlled pacemaker. / Roth, James A.; Berkovits, Barouh V.; Fisher, John D. et al.

In: Journal of Electrocardiology, Vol. 24, 1991, p. 136-145.

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Roth, JA, Berkovits, BV, Fisher, JD, Ferrick, KJ 1991, 'Implementation of a new DDDR algorithm for tachycardia prevention and treatment utilizing an implantable RAM-based software-controlled pacemaker', Journal of Electrocardiology, vol. 24, pp. 136-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-0736(10)80036-6

Roth JA, Berkovits BV, Fisher JD, Ferrick KJ, Kim SG. Implementation of a new DDDR algorithm for tachycardia prevention and treatment utilizing an implantable RAM-based software-controlled pacemaker. Journal of Electrocardiology. 1991;24:136-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-0736(10)80036-6

Roth, James A. ; Berkovits, Barouh V. ; Fisher, John D. et al. / Implementation of a new DDDR algorithm for tachycardia prevention and treatment utilizing an implantable RAM-based software-controlled pacemaker. In: Journal of Electrocardiology. 1991 ; Vol. 24. pp. 136-145.

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FAQs

What is Dddr in pacemaker? ›

Pacemaker DDDR is a pacemaker that includes a lead in the heart (Atria) and the heart's bottom (Ventricles), respectively. The heart and the lower section of the heart are looked at by a pacemaker DDDR. There also is a sensor that tracks and can adapt accordingly to a higher demand for cardiac output.

How does a Dddr pacemaker work? ›

DDDR pacing maintains atrioventricular asynchrony not only at rest but also during exercise. The pacemaker follows the fastest rate that can be the intrinsic atrial rate or sensor-indicated rate. Both maximal tracking rate and sensor rate have to be programmed separately.

How can pacemaker mediated tachycardia be Prevented? ›

Acute termination of PMT is achieved by applying a magnet to the pacemaker pocket. Pacemakers are, in general, programmed to respond to magnet application by switching to asynchronous pacing mode, meaning that the pacemaker will only pace at a set rate and will not track atrial activity.

How does a pacemaker help tachycardia? ›

Implantable device (pacemaker)

They are small devices that are implanted beneath the skin below the collarbone and connected to a pace wire(s) positioned inside the heart via a vein; this delivers a small electrical impulse to stimulate the heart to beat when it is going too slow.

What is the difference between DDD and DDDR pacemaker? ›

The average maximum heart rate was 80 +/- 15 in the DDD mode and 83 +/- 16 beats/min in the DDDR mode (N.S.). Significantly more atrial arrhythmias occurred in the DDDR pacing mode: 1.6 atrial salvos per 24 h in the DDD mode versus 4.8 atrial salvos per 24 h in the DDDR mode (p < 0.05).

What does the code Dddr stand for? ›

Therefore, a pacemaker or ICD that is DDDR means the pacemaker is pacing electrical activity in both the atrium and the ventricle and it is sensing activity in both the atrium and the ventricle.

When is a DDD pacemaker used? ›

DDD or DDD(R): DDD or DDD(R) is a dual chamber system. It possesses pacing and sensing capabilities in both the atrium and the ventricle, and it is the most commonly used pacing mode. This mode is most appropriate for patients with combined sinus node dysfunction and AV nodal dysfunction.

Is Dddr pacemaker and defibrillator? ›

DDDR = dual chamber rate adaptive pacemaker; EPS = electrophysiology study; ICD = implantable cardiovertor defibrillator; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction; VF = ventricular fibrillation; VT = ventricular tachycardia; VVI = single chamber ventricular pacemaker.

What are 4 things to be avoided if you have a pacemaker device? ›

What precautions should I take with my pacemaker or ICD?
  • It is generally safe to go through airport or other security detectors. ...
  • Avoid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines or other large magnetic fields. ...
  • Avoid diathermy. ...
  • Turn off large motors, such as cars or boats, when working on them.

Can you still have tachycardia with a pacemaker? ›

Pacemaker induced tachycardia (PIT) is a rare iatrogenic rhythm disorder which tipically occurs in patients with dual-chamber pacemakers and has different causes, including oversensing of atrial tachyarrhythmia waves.

Can you put a pacemaker for tachycardia? ›

An implantable device, such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), may be used to treat some types of tachycardia.

Can a pacemaker control atrial tachycardia? ›

Pacemaker. This small device may be needed if other treatments for atrial tachycardia don't work. It's surgically implanted under the skin in the chest area. When the pacemaker detects an irregular heartbeat, it sends an electrical pulse that helps correct the heart's rhythm.

What triggers pacemaker mediated tachycardia? ›

Pacemaker mediated tachycardia may arise if the pacemaker records a rapid atrial rate (e.g during a supraventricular tachycardia) and stimulates in the ventricles with the same rate. This occurs if ventricular stimulation is set to be triggered by the atrial impulse.

At what heart rate is a pacemaker needed? ›

Atrial fibrillation

This is usually considerably higher than 100 beats a minute (often 140 beats a minute or more). Atrial fibrillation can usually be treated with medication, but some people don't respond to treatment, so a pacemaker may be recommended.

Why can't you raise your arm after pacemaker? ›

Don't raise your arm on the incision side above shoulder level or stretch your arm behind your back for as long as directed by your doctor. This gives the leads a chance to secure themselves inside your heart.

What do the 3 letters of a pacemaker stand for? ›

Letter 1: chamber that is paced (A = atria, V = ventricles, D = dual-chamber). Letter 2: chamber that is sensed (A = atria, V = ventricles, D = dual-chamber, 0 = none). Letter 3: response to a sensed event (T = triggered, I = inhibited, D = dual - T and I, R = reverse).

Can someone have 2 pacemakers? ›

In a single-chamber system, one lead is used, most commonly pacing the right ventricle. Dual-chamber pacemakers have two leads, placed in the right atrium and right ventricle. They act synchronously when a slow natural heart rate is detected to mimic the sequential physiological contraction of the atria and ventricles.

What are the different modes of operation of cardiac pacemaker? ›

Most patients can be managed with one of two or three common modes (AAI, VVI, or DDD), with or without rate responsiveness. Contemporary pacemakers are versatile and capable of the most commonly used pacing modes and basic functions (ie, mode switching and rate responsiveness).

What does R stand for in Dddr? ›

Cardiology A formal mode designation–atrial and ventricular pacing, atrial and ventricular sensing, dual response and rate-adaptive, used for dual chamber pacemakers.

Can you have an ECG with a pacemaker? ›

PACEMAKER'S EFFECT ON AN ECG

A paced rhythm is easy to recognize. When a pacemaker fires, a small spike is seen on the ECG. An atrial pacemaker will generate a spike followed by a P wave and a normal QRS complex.

What is the difference between atrial and ventricular pacing? ›

Atrial pacing occurs if no native atrial activity for set time. Ventricular pacing occurs if no native ventricle activity for set time following atrial activity.

Why am I so tired with a pacemaker? ›

Pacemaker syndrome: some patients with VVI pacemakers, especially with sinoatrial (SA) rather than atrioventricular (AV) disease, will show retrograde ventriculoatrial (VA) conduction during ventricular pacing which can cause fatigue, dizziness and hypotension.

Which is the best pacemaker brand? ›

Osypka Medical is the Swiss company that is one of the oldest enterprises in the cardiac pacemaker devices' market. It has managed to bring out the best versions of cardiac devices – making it the most reliable brand at the international stage.

How long do pacemaker wires last? ›

Cardiac leads are the conductor wires that connect the pacemaker to the heart. They are designed to function and remain in place as long as the leads themselves are undamaged or no infection is present. It's very common for those leads to last 10 to 15 years. But their lifespan is not infinite by any means.

How much does a dual chamber pacemaker cost? ›

Although dual-chamber pacemakers cost about $3,000 more than single-chamber devices (including the cost of implantation) during the first four years, the cumulative cost for a patient with a dual-chamber device was $27,441. The cumulative cost for someone with a single-chamber device was $26,760.

What is the difference between a temporary pacemaker and a permanent pacemaker? ›

Introduction. Background: Temporary pacemakers (TP) allow short-term ventricular pacing but can be unstable and become ineffective during extended use. Semi-permanent pacemakers (SPP) are active fixation leads connected to an externalized pacemaker generator and may provide a more stable pacing platform.

How much weight can you lift with a pacemaker? ›

Limit the use of your arm on the side of the device for the next 2 days. Avoid "windmill" exercises or any similar repetitive movement. For 2 to 4 weeks, don't raise the arm on the pacemaker side above shoulder level. Avoid heavy lifting - no more than 10 to 15 pounds.

Can you lift weights if you have a pacemaker? ›

To help with healing after pacemaker implantation, avoid moderate-to-vigorous activities using your upper body (such as swimming, bowling, golf and weights) for 4 to 12 weeks.

Can you drink coffee with a pacemaker? ›

A new study shows coffee is safe for people at risk of arrhythmias, even if they have heart failure and are wearing a pacemaker.

Is tachycardia a heart disease? ›

Tachycardia is an increased heart rate for any reason. It can be a usual rise in heart rate caused by exercise or a stress response (sinus tachycardia). Sinus tachycardia is considered a symptom, not a disease. Tachycardia can also be caused by an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).

Can tachycardia be cured? ›

Tachycardia that puts you in danger doesn't go away on its own. You'll need to live a healthier lifestyle and take medicines to control it. You may also need to have a procedure, such as an ablation, to help you manage it.

Does atrial tachycardia go away? ›

For some people, atrial tachycardia may go away on its own. For others, it may never return once it's been cured using an ablation procedure. Unfortunately, there are some cases — especially those caused by another disease or condition —where it may become a life-long concern.

What is the best medication for tachycardia? ›

Beta blockers

If you've been diagnosed with tachycardia, your doctor may prescribe a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers stop the action of the hormone adrenaline. This can relieve your tachycardia by slowing your heart rate. It can also lower your blood pressure and decrease the stress on your heart.

How can I reduce tachycardia immediately? ›

Ways to reduce sudden changes in heart rate include:
  1. practicing deep or guided breathing techniques, such as box breathing.
  2. relaxing and trying to remain calm.
  3. going for a walk, ideally away from an urban environment.
  4. taking a warm, relaxing bath or shower.
  5. practicing stretching and relaxation exercises, such as yoga.

What is the most common age for a pacemaker? ›

Most patients are older

“We implant pacemakers for patients in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, but the average patient is 60-plus,” says Dr. Wilkoff. When heart block is congenital, a pacemaker can be implanted right after birth, or in young adulthood when symptoms develop.

What is the most common cause of atrial tachycardia? ›

Atrial tachycardia occurs most commonly in elderly patients and those with other types of heart disease, though it occasionally appears in children, younger people and those with healthy hearts. Causes include: A "stretched" atrium resulting from high blood pressure (hypertension) or from cardiomyopathy.

What is difference between AFib and tachycardia? ›

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a heart rhythm problem where your heart's upper chambers (the atria) beat irregularly. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a fast heart rate that begins in your atria due to abnormal electrical connections in your heart.

Can you live with atrial tachycardia? ›

Prognosis. Atrial tachycardia, as an isolated rhythm disturbance, is not considered a life-threatening condition. Some patients are able to control their episodes with life-style modification. This includes avoidance of caffeinated beverages, alcohol, sleep-deprivation, stressful situations, and anxiety.

Is Dddr pacemaker and defibrillator? ›

DDDR = dual chamber rate adaptive pacemaker; EPS = electrophysiology study; ICD = implantable cardiovertor defibrillator; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction; VF = ventricular fibrillation; VT = ventricular tachycardia; VVI = single chamber ventricular pacemaker.

What does R stand for in Dddr? ›

Cardiology A formal mode designation–atrial and ventricular pacing, atrial and ventricular sensing, dual response and rate-adaptive, used for dual chamber pacemakers.

What do the 3 letters of a pacemaker stand for? ›

Letter 1: chamber that is paced (A = atria, V = ventricles, D = dual-chamber). Letter 2: chamber that is sensed (A = atria, V = ventricles, D = dual-chamber, 0 = none). Letter 3: response to a sensed event (T = triggered, I = inhibited, D = dual - T and I, R = reverse).

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