Clinical recognition of pacemaker battery depletion and automatic reprogramming

Sunil K. Sinha, Jonathan Chrispin, Andreas Barth, John Jack Rickard, David D. Spragg, Ronald Berger, Hugh Calkins, Gordon Tomaselli, Joseph E. Marine

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All contemporary pacemakers undergo automatic reprogramming upon reaching elective replacement indication due to battery depletion. The majority of such reprogramming will result in changes to both pacing mode and pacing rate. The exact software reprogramming varies considerably among pacemaker manufacturers and may even vary among models of the same manufacturer. Accordingly, it is essential for healthcare providers managing pacemaker patients to have a detailed understanding of the automatic reprogramming seen at elective replacement indication as well as their potential physiological and clinical consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-974
Number of pages6
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • elective replacement indication
  • elective replacement time
  • pacemaker
  • pacemaker battery depletion
  • recommended replacement time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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