For our patients with a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ongoing
monitoring is an essential part of care. Our cardiologists are able to carefully follow your progress through a combination of office visits and telephonic transmissions from the comfort of your own home.
The devices we use are equipped to wirelessly, and non-invasively, communicate vital information. Via your home telephone, your device can transmit data to our office. This information will allow your doctor to do the following:
- Ensure proper overall functioning of your device
- Verify integrity of pulse generator and lead(s)
- Assess battery life
- Determine possible replacement time
Your doctor will evaluate your results and alert you of any reasons why you should come in for an office visit.
These same tests can be performed in our office using a wireless wand which interrogates your device and provides your doctor with all necessary information.