Optimization of antitachycardia pacing protocols applied to atrial fibrillation: insights from a biophysical model

We present a model-based systematic study of antitachycardia pacing protocols applied to atrial fibrillation, focusing on the ability to achieve and maintain capture during pacing, as a function of both pacing site and period. We observed that pacing sites located away from anatomical obstacles led to faster and more robust capture. Moreover, after comparing burst and ramp pacing, our results indicate that in order to get capture it is necessary to pace at a fixed optimal period over a sufficient long time.


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Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of IEEE EMBC, 3024-3027
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International Conference of IEEE EMBC, Minneapolis, September 2-6,2009
Year:
2009
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Ieee Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Po Box 1331, Piscataway, Nj 08855-1331 Usa
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