Pacemaker and ICD Testing is done in our office on a daily basis. Both pacemakers and ICD’s (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators) implanted by our physicians at the hospital are checked with routine frequency in our Pacemaker/ ICD Clinic.
It is important for a patient with a newly implanted device to keep the clinic appointment that is set when they leave the hospital. The patient may then be scheduled to come to the clinic for an appointment on a regular interval, or may be scheduled to use an “at home” testing device.
Important: If you have an ICD and it delivers a shock to you, please report it to our clinic technician. If you have more frequent shocks, or several shocks in a brief time period, report these to our clinic technician or to your provider. If it occurs during the night or on a weekend, go to the Emergency Department for further evaluation.