What are the possible malfunctions of pacemakers?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Daniel M Beyerbach, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Answer

Major pacemaker malfunctions include the following:

  • Failure to output

  • Failure to capture

  • Failure to sense

  • Pacemaker-mediated tachycardia (PMT)

  • Pacemaker syndrome

  • Twiddle syndrome

  • Cardiac monitor pseudomalfunction

  • Pacemaker pseudomalfunction


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