checking icd

HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE YOURS CHECKED


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Checked?

by AgentX86 - 2020-03-15 23:39:01

Do you mean having it interrogated atby the device clinic? 

A lot of this depends on your underlying condition.  Some have their remote box download the PM information every day.  Some don't have automatic connections at all and have to initiate a download (I'm on this end).

The first year I went into the device clinic every three months, though I could go anytime I had a problem or wanted the settings tweaked.  After that they wanted me to go in twice a year and use the remote monitor twice a year (alternating every three months, of course).  Since, I've pretty much forgotten the remote box and only go in twice a year.  I'm sure they'll get tight jawed about that when I get closer to the expiration date.

OTOH, I really do have to go in twice a year, unless the morons in the state legislature get rid of DST.  My pacemaker is set up with a nighttime option that reduces the rate from 80bpm to 50bom, optimally (for me) between 12:00AM and 6:00AM.

we are all different

by islandgirl - 2020-03-16 10:10:18

I upload my carelink weekly on a patient/office day for my EP.  If I miss a day, he downloads it (I get a text when it's downloaded).  

We are all different.  I see him monthly, but I had been seeing him every 2 weeks.  I can make an appt any time I feel as though I need to see my EP.  I am also able to text my EP or the medical assistant and they respond quickly, with him often texting me at night.  The EP knows I don't text him unless there is a real concern/problem.  

All of our settings are customized individually.  My rate is set at 70 bpm.  You can't compare your medical needs to others, but this is a great site to educate yourself and find out what questions to ask at your appts.

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