Sticky CLS (Closed Loop Stimulation)
I am posting this message for member Desmodrome who has left the following comment on an old thread dated 2013-07-01 and the link is:
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"I have a Biotronik Rivacor 7 HF implanted in September 2019. I have used the CLS mode with different setting. I have experienced what Biotronik themselves call “Sticky CLS”. I get abnormal high rate of pacing when I’m not supposed to (not active). They tried to reboot the device this spring which helped for about two months, but now the problem is back again. It seems to little knowledge about this issue amongst cardiologists. Also experienced abnormal high pacing rate (“spikes”) when turning for side to side in bed. These spikes are lasts for about 2- 3 minutes before the rate turns back to normal again. These spikes appear with “Resting rate control” being activated. This issue also seems to be very difficult to solve. The local cardiologists say they have “tried everything” and the support from Biotronik representative have not resulted in any solutions. Now they are talking about replacing the device. No one can tell me if this is hardware fault or a software fault on my device only. Is this a common problem which now is solved with a new revision of the device with improved hardware or software?"
Can anyone help Desmodrome? Thank you