A patient in the Intensive Care Unit develops complete heart block with hypotension and has a temporary transvenous pacing wire inserted.
b) Define the pacing threshold and describe how you would test and set it.
c) Describe how you would check the pacing sensitivity.
c) What is the purpose of setting the pacing sensitivity?
The bedside nurse informs you that the output has been increased markedly over the course of his shift to maintain capture.
d) What reversible factors might cause this problem?