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  • DDD Pacing

    [DDD Pacing]

    Author: Heather (65.247.157.---)

    Date: 11-21-02 13:26

    I forgot.....I had one more question. What is DDD pacing? They sent a copy of my EP report from my pacer/ICD implant and this was on there.

    Heather

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    [Re: DDD Pacing]

    Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

    Date: 11-21-02 13:34

    H

    I found this great site: http://www.studio-delos.com/glossary/glossary.htm

    DDD means dual-chamber pacing with atrial tracking which is pacing and sensing in both atrium and ventricle with dual response to sensing.

    S

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    [Re: DDD Pacing]

    Author: Linda, Bd of Directors (---.wmnsmd.adelphia.net)

    Date: 11-21-02 15:40

    What this means is both the upper(Atrium) and lower(ventricle) chambers will be paced from the implanted pacemaker if the implanted pacemaker does not sense a heartbeat started by the heart's own natural pacemaker. If it senses a natural heartbeat at the appropriate time, it will not pace till the next appropriate heartbeat is due. If it senses a beat in the upper chamber but that beat is somehow blocked from passing to the lower chamber, it will not pace the upper but when it is time, it will pace the lower chamber. So, the D stands for dual meaning both chambers. It will sense, pace or inhibit the paced beat, depending on the heart's own activity. This allows for numerous settings for timing which may improve pumping efficiency of the heart muscle. The cardiologists/electrophysiologists are masters at all this technical stuff. Linda

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    [Re: DDD Pacing]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 11-22-02 07:00

    Well there you have it... Have the set you up to DDD pace?

    Lisa

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    [Re: DDD Pacing]

    Author: Heather (65.247.157.---)

    Date: 11-22-02 11:27

    Yes, they set the DDD pacing. The only thing they haven't set is the atrial defibullator. They wanted me to decide what I wanted to do and to set it in a month. My options were if I go into a-fib to: 1. set it to fire automatically 2. set it to fire betweeen specific times, like between 2-4am 3. set it to where I can use a handheld device to make it shock w/ light sedation meds at home 4. leave it off and go to the hospital or dr. to let them activate the shock..........I'm not sure. I think I'd rather let the hospital do it w/ some heavy sedation drugs.....

    Heather

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    [Re: DDD Pacing]

    Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

    Date: 11-22-02 11:34

    Dear Heather,

    If you are polling, I'd go for at home with some drugs. Or at least try that and see if the drugs are good enough, then go to the hospital. The less you have to go the hospital, the healthier you will be.

    take care,

    S

    PS yahoo's afib support group is reporting that a bunch of people are doing better or are afib free when they stop eating dairy products!
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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