@TheBJCA Are you ready for 3rd @Medtronic Device Programming Course organised by @Nikhil_Ahl.
Summary of 2nd Course in the threat. @HRSonline #cardiotwitter #EPeeps
‼️‼️CHECK OUT: ppm.jph.am ‼️‼️
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@Medtronic PBL STOP
B↔️Battery status (Voltage & Impedance):
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@Medtronic PBL STOP
L ↔️Lead status (A & V + LV)
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‼️lead fracture ⬆️ Impedance
‼️Insolation issue ⬇️ Impedance
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@Medtronic PBL STOP
S ↔️Sensing (intrinsic R-wave and p-wave)
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@Medtronic PBL STOP
T ↔️ Threshold testing (Stimulation Threshold=minimal electrical stimulus needed to consistently capture the heart outside of the heart's refractory period) < 1 V
@Medtronic PBL STOP
O↔️Arrhythmia observation
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‼️Data on
- arrhythmia episodes
- rate drop response
- cardiac compass trends
- rate histograms
- counters
@Medtronic PBL STOP
P ↔️ Programming changes & printing
‼️All appropriate changes made?
‼️Any features that promote intrinsic conduction?
‼️Any changes required based on testing?

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