Pacemaker Surveillance Program
Sometimes people experience problems with extremely slow or extremely fast heart rates. They may have a permanent pacemaker or defibrillator implanted below the collarbone. Our pacemaker surveillance program provides a consistent method to optimize the performance of these devices and helps ensure proper functioning of the device.
Patients with pacemakers are given a transmitter that sends EKG data to a computer in the Heart Center three times a year. Once a year they are asked to come to our clinic for an in-depth evaluation of their pacemaker. People with the defibrillators are scheduled for clinic visits every three months.