Monitoring device

Am going on holiday 3 weeks and wondering how the device monitors as I am away for such a long time. 


it doesn't

by Tracey_E - 2023-10-05 12:14:15

How often does it send reports? Mine only sends every 3 months so I never take it with me when I travel. If it misses one, it'll just send it when I get back. 

Hi there

by Lavender - 2023-10-05 12:15:29

My device is only monitored when I'm within ten feet of it. My doc said it's ok to leave it at home when traveling, but if I will be gone longer to let them know. I can also take it with me. You could call and give them the heads up that you're away and they'll let you know their policy. 


by Penguin - 2023-10-05 16:28:58

It downloads when you get back. 

Are you concerned about particular symptoms?  Before monitoring was a thing, we used to be seen every 6-12 months, but could call if there was a problem. I thought it worked OK, but I imagine more monitoring is helpful if there is something you need to keep an eye on? 



Monitoring and holidays

by Selwyn - 2023-10-05 17:09:36

Ha! I asked the same question as I was away for  5 weeks. It seems the monitor only dumps info. every 3 months. ( Boston Scientific).  I think my question was phrased , " How do you know I am not dead?"!

ask the doc but

by dwelch - 2023-10-07 04:48:26

You are not tied to the monitor, the device does the job on its own.  I would not hesitate to leave it behind.  Of the 36 years with pacemakers have only had a monitor a couple of years.  Before that the phone box with the magnet, and that was like once every 6 months, in between in office visits and before that nada, show up once a year for an in office visit.  The tech is newer and better than 30 years ago, at the same time the lawyers are more fearful.

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