Home monitoring system

Hi, I recently received a home monitoring system from my cardiologist to connect to my dual-chamber Biotronik pacemaker. I don't know if it's a coincidence, but I happen to wake up at 1:20 am as I can feel the rhythm of my pacemaker change. It feels abnormal, like PACs but not exactly. And it lasts for about 30 seconds to a minute. I figured it was my pacemaker getting checked because it felt similar to when I get it interrogated and it happens at the same time.

Does anyone else have this "issue"? Thanks!




by Tracey_E - 2023-04-27 08:44:32

Sounds like the nightly check. Ask if they need it to do it nightly. Mine only does it quarterly, monthly now that the battery is getting lower. 

Thank you

by Taylor CZ - 2023-04-27 10:00:06

Hi @Tracey_E! Thank you for your response. I'll ask my EP if they need to do nightly checks.


Nightly checks

by AgentX86 - 2023-04-27 22:42:38

You shouldn't feel these checks, unless they've also turned on calibration/self-test on your pacemaker. The remote checks are passive and are used to download information from your pacemaker.

Yes, the auto-check

by Daedalus - 2023-04-27 23:37:16

i notice mine if I'm sitting quietly or in bed.  Pulse goes from 60 to 75 for about 30 seconds, then drops right back to usual 60. Buried deep in the lengthy Biotronik manual it mentions that this will occur about a minute earlier each day.  I first noticed mine around 23:15 and now it's an hour earlier.  Not to worry.  It's the PM doing its thing. 

Connected at Night

by Stache - 2023-04-30 11:43:13

I have a dual chamber pacer that downloads every night at 2:30 am to my monitor.  It wakes me up every night, like yourself, I can feel it.  Sadly we have no control over it except putting the monitor in a different room so it will not connect and have the lab change the down load time.


Thank you

by Taylor CZ - 2023-04-30 12:10:08

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your responses. I appreciate it. I'm seeing my EP soon, so I'll ask to change the upload time or to do it less frequently.

Have a good weekend!

You know you're wired when...

Your pacemaker interferes with your electronic scale.

Member Quotes

I live an extremely normal life now and my device does NOT hinder me in any way.