My old pacer was very low on battery so had surgery to install a new Abbottt MP2272 yesterday along with remote monitoring.
I just switched to Veterans Administration for cardiology and they did a complete echo with IV couple of weeks ago. The VA cardiologist said you will need a new aorta valve in new year or so, so maybe we should do an catherization while you are getting the pacemaker change today.. Good, so I got a two for one prodecure. They just gave me light sedation with two guys on each side prepping me and two Abbott guys, whom I know from my wife's exepriences, were ready. This was all over in minutes and was calling for my ride home.
My wife and I have dual monitors. Her's is hooked to land line, but yesterday the Abbott guys said they set mine up cellular ready to plug in when I got home. It is working fine today.
I ask Abbott guys about going away on vacation and said for two of three days not to worry but for longer should take it with you. Not sure we are going to do that.
My wife's cardiologist says he reads this thing out once a month on Monday morning with distressed my wife as she though it was live monitoring for immediate action in case of major event.. Not so.
Seems the VA system is all this data goes into a national center for monitoring which all makes doubt the value.
Anyway I had a very good day and if this new battery lasts another 7 years I will be 95!