My pm was implanted 6/11/07. After having my first check 3 weeks later and a phone interrogation last month, I was scheduled for a tune up in September. Due to some light headedness every great once in a while, they moved my next visit up a month to today (Tuesday).
The only thing that bothered me was when the tech made my heart jump from 60 bpm to 170 bpm for the test. I don't care what anybody says, it's freaky when that happens. Even though it was only for a few seconds I've been tired ever since.
There have been no recorded bouts of a-fib since June. The voltage was turned down to 2v and I'm pacing at 71%. They did go ahead and turn on the "rate response" feature because I am right at the border of my heart speeding up naturally and it needing a little help when exercising. My lower limit is 60 bpm and upper is set at 130 bpm.
If this all works well then I won't have to go back to the PM clinic until February. I can go back to trucking on 9/11.