Is there a way to access Medtronics web site and check what your pm is set at.
My understanding is that access to pacemaker data is through your hospital/pacemaker team only. For security reasons we cannot get data direct from the manufacturer's website or from any app that we might have running to transmit data direct to our pacemaker team.
We can apply to the hospital where our records are kept to see our pacemaker data at any time. There is usually no fee for a copy of our data on computer disc for example, unless we request paper copies (at least not here in my UK, London hospital). Sorry, but you will need to go back to your team. Why do you ask, are you doubting the heart rate you are getting ? A quick call to your team should put your mind at rest.
My basic rate is shown on my pacemaker ID certificate which most of us should be issued with, although I realise this info may become obsolete with any new adjustment
I'm not sure what all is on the Medtronic app because I have St Judes, but a friend's son has one and she showed me. I know she can tell when he is pacing from it. Best thing to do tho is just ask. Most of them will explain it if they realize we want to know.
The settings are not available to the patient directly (at least in the US). The Medtronic MCL heart app simply shows you your PM model, your clinic info and information about recent physical activity. It also allows you to send a remote transmission to your clinic. It also allows you to log parameters like your blood pressure and other symptoms.
Take a thumb drive to your next PM clinic apppointment and request them to give you a copy of the settings report or simply have them print a copy for you.
To know your settings contact your clinic or if you have a patient portal at your clinic where you can access your records, you could get that information there.
My doctor's office/clinic has this available and I had to go through them to get it set up. The hospital where I got my PM also has a patient portal available with lots of information about your implant.
There is a lot of specific information on these sites but it is rather time consuming to get it set up. For instance, on my hospital I found the settings at the time of implant which were changed a little 5 weeks later at my first device interrogation.
Also I use the Medtronic app and will be coming up the end of September on my first transmission from the app. It will go to a nurse at my EP's office. I assume she will call and let me know the results. The App also has a tab for Activity Level that I find helpful. Trying to UP mine every day !
All of your patient records must e available to you. Certain information may have a (significant) cost of reproduction, primarily images, but everything must be available. You will have to get it directly from your doctor or other assigned to keep documentation. The easiest way to get this particular information is to ask at your next PM clinic appointment.
each time you go in and get an interrogation, ask for your copy of the printout, take it home and store it somewhere.
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Trade secrets can be smuggled inside your device.
I have an ICD which is both a pacer/defib. I have no problems with mine and it has saved my life.