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How are pacemakers maintained?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Pacemaker followup

Pacemakers are followed by cardiologists in two ways--they are seen regularly in the office to adjust and check the battery.
In between office visits the devices can be checked remotely either over the phone or internet.

In brief: Pacemaker followup

Pacemakers are followed by cardiologists in two ways--they are seen regularly in the office to adjust and check the battery.
In between office visits the devices can be checked remotely either over the phone or internet.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Dr. Mary Callahan
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Regular checks

Patients with pacemakers must see their cardiologist regularly or have remote monitoring of their implanted device.
In both cases, the device is interrogated with a programmer. The programmer can be use to adjust the settings per the instructions of the cardiologist. The interrogation also predicts battery life so that generator exchange can be scheduled before the device end of life.

In brief: Regular checks

Patients with pacemakers must see their cardiologist regularly or have remote monitoring of their implanted device.
In both cases, the device is interrogated with a programmer. The programmer can be use to adjust the settings per the instructions of the cardiologist. The interrogation also predicts battery life so that generator exchange can be scheduled before the device end of life.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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