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Pacemaker / Defibrillator

Interrogation & Programming

What is it? 

  • An implanted cardiac rhythm device, such as a Pacemaker or a Cardioverter-Defibrillator, needs periodic maintenance and adjustment.

  • Some devices can perform a few maintenance functions at home if they are compatible with home-monitoring technology.

  • All devices require periodic check-ups in the office for interrogation and adjustments.

How is it done?

  • The technician simply places a wand on the skin over the device to make programming changes, if needed.


  • These are discussed by the technician with the doctor to determine if any changes are needed.

  • The physician will discuss the findings on the next clinic visit.

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