Central Venous Oxygen Saturation for the Control of Automatic Rate‐Responsive Pacing

ALEXANDER WIRTZFELD, LIESELOTTE GOEDEL‐MEINEN, THOMAS BOCK, ROLAND HEINZE, HANS DIETER LISS, JOSEF MUNTEANU

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Abstract

A rale‐adjusting pacemaker system is described which uses central venous oxygen saturation (SO2) for the regulation of the pacing rate. This system was tested externally in ten patients with chronically implanted VVI units. There was an average increase in cardiac output of 18% with the SO2‐regulated pacemaker as compared to the situation during fixed rate stimulation. Central venous oxygen saturation appears to be an ideal biological parameter for autoregulating the pacing rate. It represents the only sensor suitable for the realization of a closed feedback loop concept

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-835
Number of pages7
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1982
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • central venous oxygen saturation
  • pacemaker hemodynamics
  • rate‐responsive pacing

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