Rate Drop Response

Rate Drop Response detects vasovagal or carotid sinus syndrome syncope episodes with a prominent cardioinhibitory component. This flexible recognition algorithm may help to alleviate symptoms in your patients and prevent their syncope altogether.

How It Works

  1. The G-series pacemaker detects abrupt cardiac slowing, based on a programmable range for a specified number of beats.
  2. The pacemaker responds with high-rate pacing at a programmed intervention rate. This may reduce the frequency of syncopal episodes. The intervention rate is slowly decreased until the patient's heart rate recovers.
  3. When three consecutive atrial events are sensed, the G-series pacemaker recognizes that the patient has recovered and the risk of fainting has subsided. It returns to its normal function. This recovery search is also a programmable option.