Pacemaker monitor..?

Hi.. I saw a post about pacemaker monitor.. I just dont get it. Is there a pacemaker monitor given to the user? we have to carry it and can connect to a computor and do any evaluations?? can anybody clarify? I have a PM implanted, but doctor did nt tell me abot this.. Kindly advice..


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Remote monitoring

by Pacemum - 2019-04-16 17:08:02

You can get carelink for your PM which enables you to send your readings remotely from home to the hospital. This cuts down on travelling to appointments.  The wired carelink monitors are about the size of a shoe box and hard to carry around if you travel or spend long periods away from home.  The most recent pacemakers (implanted in approximately the last year or two) have bluetooth.  The remote monitors for these are the size of a computer mouse and run on batteries.  You can then download an app to your smartphone and send the data via the app.  The new monitors are easier to carry around if you go away to college or spend some time away from home.

For any of these you have to speak to your hospital/medical facility.

Monitor

by mikew - 2019-04-16 20:47:01

I was offered a link for a smart phone but I just use a cheap flip phone so Medtronic sent me a bedside unit that stays plugged in. It has a 'mouse' type device that I can put over my PM and it relays the info to the DR.

Maybe not available in India?

by BOBTHOM - 2019-04-16 21:33:15


In the USA most of the pacemakers use remote monitoring software of some sort.  It saves on the quarterly follow up trips to the doctor unless you need to have adjustments to settings.  It may be different in your country so ask your doctor or clinic.

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by Tracey_E - 2019-04-17 12:18:10

I didn't have one for my first 4, when I got my last one they gave me a box. I keep it under my bed, downloads are automatic so I don't do anything. They may not be available everywhere. 

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