PACEMAKER/DEFIBRILLATOR (ICD) CLINIC
Lakewood Cardiovascular Consultants offers weekly interrogation of pacemakers/ICD. Regular checks (interrogations) are needed for
these devises. The frequency of your evaluation will be determined
by your individual needs and the type of device. By identifying
problems in advance we are able to maximize your pacemaker function.
Devices can last 5 to 10 years.
What to expect:
A telemetry “wand” is used to assess the function of
the lead wires from the device to the heart and to check that the
battery lever is okay as well as assess if any abnormal heart rhythms
occurred. Your pacer check will take about 10 to 15 minutes.