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Most contemporary demand pacemakers contain a magnetic reed switch easily actuated by the application of an external magnet over the pulse generator. This report describes the unusual response of two implanted pulse generators to the testing magnet. The magnetic reed switch of one pulse generator was found to 'stick' in the open position making it(More)
Chest wall electrical stimuli, too weak to affect the heart, act as electrical signals to an implanted ventricular-inhibited (QRS blocking) demand pacemaker which interprets them as originating from the heart and consequently responds according to its specifications. Rapid external stimulation permits diagnostic interpretation of the spontaneous(More)
Accurate knowledge ofpacemaker specifications provides the key to the understanding of complex demand pacemaker arrhythmias. This communication describes two examples of complex pacemaker arrhythmias related to the sensing mechanism of normally functioning Medtronic demand pulse generators. Oversensing of atrial voltage generated by an atrial parasystolic(More)