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.