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Diagnostic Monitoring Capabilities Example

The Kappa® 900 system automatically presents diagnostic information never before seen in a pacemaker that is easy to use and easy to understand. The automatic Initial Interrogation Report of the Kappa 900 helps clinicians answer their most critical questions regarding pacemaker patients who develop arrhythmias.

Clinical History:
Our hypothetical patient had a Kappa 900 pacemaker implanted 08/14/01 for sinus node dysfunction. The patient was last seen on 10/03/01 for a routine pacemaker check. Pacemaker function was normal and the patient did not have any complaints. She returns today (10/11/01) complaining of fatigue, shortness of breath and weakness. Pacemaker function is normal. The Arrhythmia Summary report contains answers to the critical questions listed below for the period 10/04/01-10/11/01.


Initial Interrogation Report


Clinical Assessment
The power of Kappa 900 begins with information. With accurate and reliable collection, simple, comprehensive, and automatic reporting, Kappa 900 helps you achieve your arrhythmia management clinical goals:

  • Atrial rhythm assessment
  • Ventricular rate assessment
  • Risk assessment

This hypothetical patient experienced a dramatic change in the character of her arrhythmia and in symptoms. The Arrhythmia Summary report demonstrated that the frequency, the durations of the episodes, and the ventricular response had all changed, prompting the clinician’s discovery that this hypothetical patient had stopped taking her medications. Perhaps she felt that her arrhythmia could be managed only with a pacemaker. She was re-educated by her physician and the medical management restarted.

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