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The Pacemaker Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a pacemaker for findings associated with the pacemaker syndrome.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Objective:

other testing, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

T82.1

Description:

The pacemaker syndrome occurs when there is a loss of atrio-ventricular synchrony in a patient with a pacemaker. This results in contraction of the atria against closed mitral and tricuspid valves, resulting in hypotension, decreased cardiac output and activation of cardiopulmonary reflexes.

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