Remote interrogation - Guidant
Hi Everyone - Those of you with Guidant pacemakers like me I have a question for you. Did any of you receive an unsolicited remote interrogation setup from Guidant. Yesterday I talked to a good friend who lives about 20 miles from me though not at all rural and he received via FedEx a letter telling him he would receive the device via FedEx within the next week. It arrived & he hooked it up and has been interrogated twice since then and will be interrogated again next Monday. He tells me the light goes on when he is due to hook up. Do you suppose this is one way Guidant is trying to know when the recalled devices are not working correctly? Do they think they can catch a malfunction before it becomes lifethreatening? This certainly raised my interest. I sent an email to Guidant but have not yet heard from anyone. I asked if this was going to be standard procedure for all of us with recalled devices or what the reason was. My friend is seeing his cardio today and will ask what he knows about it. Would appreciate any comments. Thanks.