EMT's and a pacemaker
My brother had his first pacemaker put in 10 years ago; it was replaced almost 5 years ago. It was checked in March and scheduled to be re-checked in May for battery life. In May it would have been 5 years old. He died suddenly this week without having any known problems. When the EMT's came and were told that he had implanted pacemaker, they said they were not picking up any signal from it.
Does this sound like battery failure? I called the measurement company and was told the EMT's probably did not know what to look for. I asked what would be the reason for no signal and was told that either a pacemaker would have been removed or battery failure. Well we know it was not removed and I am concerned about a malfunction or that the reading a month ago was wrong. Any advice?