How often do all of you get pacemaker checkups, I am supposed to go every 6 months, which I have. However, I do go to a teaching hospital and the checkup I got last year changed the way i felt, I started getting more AF and going back into NSR my heartrate stayed right at 80 bpm for hours and hours which made me unconfortable until I finally went back into my normal rhythm in the 60s. This went on whenever I got an episode of AF which i got more of last winter until i complained and got an appt. with the pacer clinic and got the pacing set at 60, they had it set at 80, i don't know why they had me pacing at 80 because the only reason for the pacer was to keep my rate from falling too low when going back from AF to NSR, I have 1st. degree heart block. After the setting was changed the first of last May I only had 1 AF event in August. I am scheduled for a pacer checkup in a couple of weeks and I am leery about going, i just don't trust whoever is going to check my pacer as it is a teaching hospital, i will ask for a printout before and the after the checkup, keep checking my rate. Where do all of you get your pacemakers checked at?