Being the kind of guy with a LVEF of 22% + or - a couple percent, I'm searching for a cardio guy or EP who can actually "read" an echo and have the device clinic nurse follow his instructions for an effective PM optimization. Previous Doc. had this task aced ---- then he retired (AARRRRGH!). I'm the current owner of a newly installed Medtronic "Claria MRI CRT-D" PM.
My quest is to locate a talented Doc. whose specialty is Echocardiography. Slim pickens around here. I've been seen last year by Dr. Margaret Redfield - considered by many as one of the top cardiologists in the country - at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic.
Anyone here have info regarding any of Mayo's E.P.'s? In any event, I'll communicate with Dr. Redfield for her $0.02 regarding PM optimization.
You know you're wired when...
You get your device tuned-up for hot dates.
I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.