How often do you send a non scheduled remote? Do Drs get annoyed if you send constantly. Sent one like two weeks ago but I feel like the need to send one today cause I kind of felt like I had an abnormal rythem yesterday morning 



by Beattie - 2018-12-17 16:18:53

My remote Transmissions are scheduled for Every three months automatically , normally if i experience anything umusual that concerns me between these times i contact my Dr and he advises if he wants me to send one through. 


by Sibber - 2018-12-17 16:24:27

So opinions on this are going to differ from country to country, centre to centre and person to person! If I'm being honest unscheduled remotes are a pain for our centre. This is because we have 1000's of patients on remote and if each person sent one then it's a lot of extra work. Clinically a remote download without any context is also difficult to assess. This may sound harsh but anything that is clinically significant, at least on terms of arrhythmia, should come through as an automatic alert anyway.


by Shell - 2018-12-17 17:16:59

I have never sent a non-scheulded transfer.


by Tracey_E - 2018-12-17 21:56:32

I've done it 3 times in 3 years. Each time I would have otherwise called for an appointment so the transmission was faster and easier for everyone than making an appointment and bringing in the SJM rep. 

I sent one

by benne81 - 2018-12-18 12:49:25

I sent one and I was scheduled for an immidiate visit the next day my upper rate needed to be higher it went from 130 to 145. What was happening as to why I been feeling off was because I went above it. From my understanding is that if I go above the set rate then It won't pace as does not know what to do. I am to be seen in 3months without a remote now as a followup. Still new to this had my implant in april a week after my valve repair surgery.

I was asking because I already sent a few after a couple inccidents of feeling lightheaded and a drop of something. but it never picked anything up and sunday I felt like I had an abnormal rythem and that is waht my bp monitor said. This was where my normal heart rythem tried to take over or something.

send em

by Uelrindru - 2018-12-21 15:11:45

I haven't needed to send one yet but my cardiologist told me point blank if I'm concerned come in and talk to them. They would rather I waste thier time then die. This isn't a thing to mess around with and it's better to be safe then be sorry. Until you "get the hang of it" pester the hell out of them they shouldn't care if they are good.

remote monitoring

by islandgirl - 2018-12-27 12:50:37

My EP will sometimes download my ICD when he gets alerted, and I get a text letting me know that a transmission was sent.  I rarely send a random one, but they tell me if tI feel there's a probelm to please send.  He pulls it up on his phone and will text me the report if there's something to discuss.  

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