What's Normal in the First 6 Weeks?
New member here. Just got my Abbott/St. Jude pacer implanted 8/23 (DDDR). I was told the local Device Clinic would do a remote interrogation after 30 days, then an in-person interrogation at 90 days. To my surprise, they did a remote interrogation after three days. Fine, not expected, but ok. Things were not running smoothly the first week, so I didn't worry too much about the issues reported and trusted if anything was too terrible, they would contact me.
I've restarted cardiac rehab (that's another story - today was the 5th session of my new sequence) and last week the 30-day PM interrogation was done. To my concern, the 30-day report says I'm having an average of six PMT events daily, 3% PVC burden, and have had three AMS events. Not swell. But, only after the cardiac rehab caught my PM doing PMT (or something similar that pegged the PM at the high limit) last week and reporting it, did my EP decide its time to see me.
My questions - Is it normal for a Device Clinic to wait 90 days for the first in-person session? What is considered normal vs. a worrisome frequency/number of PMT events? How about AMS events? Should I insist on visiting the Device Clinic right away to have them adjust levels? Are my pacing and sensing levels even adjustable (the report suggests they are automatically set)? What else might they be able to do? Thanks.
You know you're wired when...
Bad hair days can be blamed on your device shorting out.
I wasn't really self-conscious about it. I didn't even know I had one until around six or seven years old. I just thought I had a rock in my side.