Newbie (82 years) … some of the posts give information that I don't follow. However, here's my situation:
A couple of years ago it was found that I had aortic stenosis and I was given a new (non metallic) valve. All went OK.
I've been on a 2.5 mg diuretic (Benza-something or other) and 20 mg Simvastatin for quite a few years. This was because of high b/p ... this high b/p is under control.
Because of a heart flutter I was put on Apixaban (2 x 5mg daily) about a year ago.
Passed out a couple of times and it was decided that because of a fluttering, slow pulse and the fainting I should have a p/m. This was fitted some days ago. The soreness is wearing off and the dressing has been removed.
The p/m details are:
ESSENTIO MRI DR Pacemaker
the leads are
INGEVITY MRI (Atrial) 7741 52 cm
INGEVITY MRI (Ventricular) 7742 59 cm
I suppose this is a standard model … (?)
However, I'm wondering about the router that I've been given. It's up and running, with its green dongle-light flashing and the green light on the router green and steady.
What I'm wondering is this:
(1) Where are these reading going? Are they going to my local hospital? Or to some NHS centre somewhere?
(2) Some years ago, my late mother had a p/m fitted (she lived to 102). It was a stumble that proved fatal – not the p/m. But she went to the local hospital once a year for the readings on the p/m to be downloaded by a technician. Does my router obviate the need for such routine visits?
(3) If I go abroad for a lengthy period can I take the router with me? I see there are little switches that can be adjusted to give access in various countries. Would it work in other countries? Is it possible for the readings to be transmitted back to the UK?
(4) Is it likely that now that I have a p/m, I will in due course be taken off the Apixaban?
Thanks in advance for comments.