Problems dealing with CardioMessenger Smart

I'm having a lot of problems dealing with my CardioMessenger Smart device. My doctor told me their equipment would monitor my heart activity regularly at 2 AM and would make any necessary adjustments to my pace maker. Unfortunately, most every night I wake up before the monitoring time and can't go back to sleep until sometime later. I'm having difficulty dealing with the monitor and it's causing me to loose sleep. 


2 Comments

monitors

by Tracey_E - 2020-03-05 09:57:08

Ask if it has to do its thing every night. If you are stable, they should be able to change it to monthly or quarterly. 

I don't like having mine in my face all the time, don't want a reminder every time I look at my nightstand. They said as long as it's within 10' of where I sleep, it can be anywhere. So I keep it wrapped in a towel, under the bed. 

Some clarification

by AgentX86 - 2020-03-05 22:14:25

The remote box cannot change the settings of your pacemaker.  That would be a huge security problem.  Changes can only be made with the near-field probe (AKA "puck") in the device clinic. I know this doesn't change the anxiety caused by waiting for the box to do its thing (kinda like watching a clock before the alarm - on steroids).

Talk to your EP.  There has to be something they can do.

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