What exactly does the doctor do when he/she interrogates my PM
I've had a PM for 5 years now. I also have a medical background. All this time I thought I understood what was going on when they interrogated my PM but, apparently, I don't.
I have an excellent cardiologist. He's 77 years old but he can still keep up with the best of the 40 year olds. They stand in awe at his skills---EXCEPT! He dabbles at technology but he hates it and he isn't as sharp at it as he probably could be. I'm not seeking advice about my cardiologist. For reasons way beyond this forum, switching doctors is NOT an option.
On occasion I've had other doctors interrogate my PM. While I might not have felt grand I didn't feel as scary/miserable as I do when my regular doctor does it. It may only last a second but I assure you it is a second too long. For that second I feel like I'm going to do a face plant right off the table and out cold---or permanently cold---onto the floor. As I said, it is a second, but OH how I dread this every 6 months.
My heart is doing very well. I have no problems. OK---FINALLY---ON TO MY ACTUAL QUESTION--
Can someone explain to me in plain language what exactly is being done during an interrogation? This really came to mind for me yesterday at my 6 mos check up because a friend was holdng my hand during the interrogation. The friend has a titanium rod down his leg from a hip replacement. He said it was the weirdest feeling for a second he felt this tingle down that rod. That has prompted my question. Apparently, errantly, I've always thought that the doctor just takes my heart beat way down and sees what happens when the PM kicks back in. Apparently---I'm wrong.
Any explanation in laymen's terms would be appreciated. Thanks.