PACEMAKER/DEFIBRILLATORLakewood 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.