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A cardiac pacemaker and a method of its use. The pacemaker paces a patient's heart in a tachyarrhythmia prevention pacing mode for an extended time period, defines a metric of success of the tachyarrhythmia prevention pacing mode, monitors the metric over the extended time period and, responsive to the monitored metric, adjusts the tachyarrhythmia prevention pacing mode. Adjustment of the tachyarrhythmia prevention pacing mode may take the form of pacing the patient's heart with a different set of electrodes, pacing the patient's heart with a different tachyarrhythmia prevention pacing mode and/or terminating operation of the tachyarrhythmia prevention pacing mode.

Title
Method and apparatus for prevention of atrial tachyarrhythmias
Application Number
9/373699
Publication Number
6185459 (B2)
Application Date
August 13, 1999
Publication Date
February 6, 2001
Inventor
Luc R Mongeon
Minneapolis
MN, US
Stephanie M Fitts
St. Louis Park
MN, US
Michael R S Hill
Minneapolis
MN, US
Rahul Mehra
Stillwater
MN, US
Agent
Girma Wolde Michael
US
Harold R Patton
US
Reed A Duthler
US
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/362
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