Remote PM checkup question

Hi!
I have another question for my more experienced pacers. I've had my PM remotely interrogated 2x now. (medtronic adapta) Each time, it took me 4 or 5 attempts to get a successful reading. The little green dots that progress during the interrogation would get almost to the end, and then the process aborted. A couple times the signal to reposition the device would signal, so I tried that. I haven't figured out what I might be doing wrong. The phone line is not the problem, as it eventually works (and I always clear my voicemail first).
Have any of you figured out a little trick that makes it work the 1st time?
Thanks.


6 Comments

remote check up

by kaka - 2008-02-14 05:02:06

Hi,
I have my PM 6 months and the first time I did the phone check I was too near my computer so they couldn't get a read

1st time always

by boatman50 - 2008-02-14 08:02:17

I have had the pm for almost 2 years now and have never had a problem. I hook up a lead to each wrist (like a watchband) and place the phone receiver in the cradle when told to do so. I count to 30m and then pick up for the next step which is the magnet over the device. count to 30 and pick up for the next step which is without the magnet again. I think one key is not to move around. And it could be possible that the phone device is not working right, or the leads to your wrist could be bad.
Good luck . Boatman

remote checkup

by thomast - 2008-02-14 12:02:51

I have had mine almost 3 years and I send it in every 3 months. I have a medtronic care link monitor. I just put the donut overy my PM and it has always worked the first time.

thanks for the information

by mandogrl - 2008-02-15 11:02:35

I will try mine from a different location next time. Mine is a Carelink also. No wriststraps, you just hold the circle over your PM. I was probably too close to the wireless base.

Remote check

by ElectricFrank - 2008-02-15 12:02:58

I have a Medtronic Kappa 701. I've had the unit beep at me during a test a few times, but never had it reset completely. I would suggest trying it somewhere else in the house in case there is some source of interference. I found that it doesn't have to be plugged into the phone line during the test. When the test is complete take it to a phone jack and plug it in. It will sense the connection and send the data. There is an automatic shut off after some period of time so don't wait too long. If it shuts off just run the test again.

frank

Success!

by mandogrl - 2008-02-17 10:02:27

I tried it at a different location! Worked 1st time!
Thank you!

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