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How can pacemakers be programmed?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Programmer

The piece of equipment used to interrogate and program pacemakers (and defibrillators) are called programmers.
The programmer is used (usually) by a representative of the manufacturer. When devices are implanted they are usually set to 'norms' established for the patient's condition. Later, especially for bi-v, they are optimized. It is the cardiologist that determines the appropriate settings.

In brief: Programmer

The piece of equipment used to interrogate and program pacemakers (and defibrillators) are called programmers.
The programmer is used (usually) by a representative of the manufacturer. When devices are implanted they are usually set to 'norms' established for the patient's condition. Later, especially for bi-v, they are optimized. It is the cardiologist that determines the appropriate settings.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: With a special box

Each manufacturer of pacemakers makes their own device that communicates with it by radio waves and can get reports from it and can give it instructions.

In brief: With a special box

Each manufacturer of pacemakers makes their own device that communicates with it by radio waves and can get reports from it and can give it instructions.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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