Automatic Mode Switching: How Useful Is It?

  • E. Adornato
  • P. Monea
  • E. M. Adornato
Conference paper


In patients with episodic or recurrent supraventricular arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation or flutter) dual-chamber pacemaker (DDD/DDDR) implantation might be rejected because of the possibility of irregular and rapid ventricular rhythm. Moreover, it has to be taken into consideration that in about 10%–15% of patients with dual-chamber pulse generators, episodes of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia may occur because of the atrial competition between spontaneous and electrical atrial rhythm.


Atrial Tachycardia Atrial Arrhythmia Atrial Rate Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Versus Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Adornato
    • 1
  • P. Monea
    • 1
  • E. M. Adornato
    • 2
  1. 1.Divisione di CardiologiaOspedale RegionaleReggio CalabriaItaly
  2. 2.Divisione di MedicinaUniversità degli StudiMessinaItaly

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