What are pacing codes for pacemakers?

Updated: Feb 13, 2017
  • Author: Daniel M Beyerbach, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Answer

The Heart Rhythm Society and the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group (BPEG) developed a code to describe various pacing modes. [44]  (See Table 2, below.)

Table 2. Pacemaker Code Used to Describe Various Pacing Modes (Open Table in a new window)

1st Position

2nd Position

3rd Position

4th Position

5th Position

Chamber

Paced

Chamber

Sensed

Response to

Sensing

Rate Modulation

Multisite Pacing

A

A

T

O

O

V

V

I

R

A

D

D

D

 

V

 

O

O

 

D

A = atrium, D = dual (both chambers), I = inhibited, O = none, R = rate adaptive, T = triggered, V = ventricle.


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