Heartscope

Pacemaker Clinic

A Pacemaker Clinic is a specialised service offering comprehensive care for patients with pacemakers. Our clinic provides routine check-ups, device monitoring, and patient education to ensure optimal pacemaker function and patient health.

Indications

Here are some common reasons why your doctor might recommend a visit to our Pacemaker Clinic:

What is a Pacemaker Clinic?

A Pacemaker Clinic is a specialised service offering comprehensive care for patients with pacemakers. Our clinic provides routine check-ups, device monitoring, and patient education to ensure optimal function and patient health.

Our services include:

  • Patient Education: Detailed explanations and guidance on managing devices.
  • Comprehensive Reports: Shared with referring GPs for coordinated care.
  • Battery Life Monitoring: Regular checks optimize settings and anticipate replacements.
  • Functionality Assessment: Detects changes in device performance to prevent complications.

 

Why Regular Device Check-Ups Matter

Routine evaluations (every 3 to 12 months) monitor battery life, device parameters, and heart rhythm abnormalities, using state-of-the-art programmer devices to read and adjust settings as needed.

What can I expect during the test?

The visit usually takes 30 minutes or less. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Medical History Review: We’ll review your medical history and any symptoms you’ve been experiencing.
  • Device Interrogation: Using specialized equipment, we’ll check your device battery life, settings, and function.
  • Physical Examination: A physical exam will be conducted to assess your overall health and any signs of complications.
  • Consultation: You’ll have an opportunity to discuss any concerns or symptoms with our specialist.

What are the risks of the test?

There are no known risks or side effects associated with a pacemaker clinic visit. It’s a safe and essential part of managing your heart health.

Preparation

(This test will take 30 minutes or less)

To prepare for your visit, follow these guidelines:

  • Bring Your Device Information: Ensure you have your pacemaker identification card and any recent medical records.
  • Wear Comfortable Clothing: Wear loose, comfortable clothing to allow easy access to the chest area for device interrogation.
  • List of Medications: Bring a list of your current medications, including dosages and frequency.

 

No other preparation is required.

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