Is anyone paced on the AAIsafeR pacing mode?
My heart block was intermittent grade 2 at implant with no sinus node issues. However my PR interval was quite long. It may always have been we will never know.
I am anticipating that at my first appointment today that if I am spending large amounts of time without grade 2 heart block I may still be ventricular pacing due to the longer (not unsafe) PR interval.
I read the following in a paper,
"The most sophisticated approach yet available for atrial pacing with a dual chamber pacemaker is a pacing scheme implemented in new ELA Medical pacemakers. Called AAIsafeR, it provides true atrial inhibited (AAI) or atrial inhibited, rate-modulated (AAIR) pacing until a pause of two or three seconds with non-conducted atrial beats or persistent 2:1 AV block, indicating the onset of AV block and the need to switch to mode DDDR pacing. Search algorithms allow the pacemaker to return to AAIR pacing even when there is a substantial first-degree AV block, but too frequent switching causes permanent dual chamber pacing"
Is this something I should be pushing for if it turns out I very rarely need ventricular pacing due to intermittent grade 2 block but I am still being paced a large proportion of time due to the longer PR interval?
Has anyone experienced this pacing mode and had success with it?