Single Chamber/Rate Hysteresis Feature
Single Chamber/Rate Hysteresis promotes intrinsic activity below the programmed Lower Rate. It prevents the device from overriding slow, but appropriate, intrinsic rhythms that may develop from extended periods of inactivity such as sleep. The feature is called Rate Hysteresis in Micra™, Advisa DR™ MRI, Revo MRI™, EnRhythm™, and all ICDs. It is called Single Chamber Hysteresis in all other pacemakers. For simplification purposes, it will be referred to here as Hysteresis.
This feature can be found in some Medtronic Pacemaker and ICD devices. Please go to manuals.medtronic.com or consult with your local Medtronic representative regarding device models available in your geography.
Hysteresis is only available in single chamber modes (AAI, ADI, VVI, VDI, AAT, VVT)* and with Rate Response Off. This feature is nominally Off. You cannot progam the hysteresis rate to a value equal to or above the programmed Lower Rate
To program this feature in pacemakers, go to Params -> Additional Features -> Single Chamber Hysteresis.
To program this feature in Pacemaker (Micra, Advisa, Revo, EnRhythm) and ICDs, go to Params -> Pacing… -> Additional Features -> Rate Hysteresis.
Interactions with other conventional pacemaker functions:
- Hysteresis is inoperative when the Sleep Function is operating and if the Sleep Rate is programmed to a rate equal to or lower than the Hysteresis Rate.
- Atrial Preference Pacing, Atrial Rate Stabilization and Ventricular Rate Stabilization cannot be enabled at the same time as Single Chamber Hysteresis.
When Hysteresis is programmed, a sensed event temporarily suspends the Lower Rate, and the pacemaker determines its escape rate from the hysteresis rate instead. As long as the intrinsic rate remains above the hysteresis rate, pacing is inhibited. The first occurrence of an escape pace at the Hysteresis Rate suspends hysteresis operations and reestablishes the Lower Rate as the escape rate.
Sources: Micra™ MC1VR01 Clinician Manual, Medtronic Adapta™/Versa™/Sensia™ Reference Guide; Medtronic Protecta™ XT DR Clinician Manual.