ECG Safety Information
ECG and Arrhythmia Monitoring
For paced patients who exhibit only intrinsic rhythm, the monitor can
erroneously count pace pulses as QRS complexes when the algorithm
first encounters them, resulting in missed detection of cardiac arrest.
The risk of missing cardiac arrest can be reduced by monitoring these
patients with the low heart rate limit at or slightly above the
basic/demand pacemaker rate. A low heart rate alarm notifies you when
the patient begins pacing. Proper detection and classification of the
paced rhythm can then be determined.
Note— During defibrillation, monitoring may be temporarily interrupted
or distorted. It may take several seconds for the ECG trace to reappear on
the screen. After defibrillation, the device will continue to monitor as
before; the device settings will not be affected.