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.
"Chronotropically incompetent patients are very grateful that we have given them back their lives and made them feel young again."
Dr. Botti (Cleveland, US)
Chronotropic incompetence is real and can be treated by using the right sensor in the pacemaker.
Before starting the treatment it is important to have a scanning protocol to improve the quality of life of the right patients.
In my practice I use an Assess- Investigate – Confirm protocol to scan for chronotropic incompetence. With this protocol I am able to help more patients and they are very grateful that we have given them back their lives and made them feel young again.
To learn more about this protocol; click on the 'how to identify patients with chronotropic incompetence video' on this website.
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