Why perform the Test?
For patients who have required the implantation of a cardiac pacemaker to help ensure regular heart rhythm, periodic checks
What is a Pacemaker Assessment?
During the assessment a patient’s Pacemaker’s function is tested
The patient’s own underlying rhythm is also assessed.
What happens during a Pacemaker Assessment?
This test is performed by a specially trained Cardiac Technician who uses a computer to “talk” to the pacemaker wirelessly by placing a “programmer head” over the skin on top of the pacemaker.
Preparation for a Pacemaker Assessment?
There is no specific preparation for the test.
- There are no dietary requirements.
- Adhesive electrodes may or may not be stuck on the skin for the attachment of ECG leads.
Pacemaker Assessment Test Duration
The test usually takes 15-20 minutes