Chronotropic incompetence is defined as the inability of the heart to regulate its rate appropriately in response to physiologic stress. It is a progressive cardiac disease and worsens over a short period of time2.
In general, if chronotropic incompetence is symptomatic, i.e. the patient suffers from fatigue, shortness of breath or the like, the only treatment is a pacemaker with a rate response sensor. Boston Scientific uses a clinically proven MV blended sensor to restore chronotropic incompetence3.
"I don't think there is nothing stopping me from doing anything, I don’t know what I cannot do..."
Dave Peterson (pacemaker patient)
Dave Peterson is one of many patients with a pacemaker who thought "he was just getting older" as he could not do the things he used to do.
When his previous pacemaker was replaced by an ALTRUA™ pacemaker with the MV blended sensor technology he really felt the difference. Now he is able to do his daily activities again, he can do more than before and really feels good again!
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