A pacemaker is a small electrical device implanted in the chest to regulate heart arrhythmias. At Dr Karthigesan Clinic, we offer pacemaker checkups to ensure your device functions perfectly. We evaluate pacemakers and defibrillators for cardiac patients who have undergone device implantation. We recommend a thorough pacemaker checkup 4 weeks post-implantation and a checkup once in 6 months to assess its function.
These regular assessments offer crucial insights into both your heart's rhythm and the effectiveness of your implanted device. By proactively scheduling these appointments, you're actively enhancing your comfort and overall well-being. Rest assured; our cutting-edge facilities are dedicated to maintaining your pacemaker in optimal working condition, ensuring you experience life to the fullest.
You must undergo regular checkups once you have had pacemaker implantation. It gives Dr Karthigesan an opportunity to evaluate its functionality and battery life and make adjustments if necessary. He will tell you how often you must have it checked and determine if the device detected or treated any abnormal heart rhythms.
A pacemaker’s battery may last for nearly eight or ten years, after which it is absolutely necessary to replace the old battery with a new one to keep the device functioning. This is one of the main reasons all patients with pacemaker devices (ICD / CRT-D) must have a regular checkup with an experienced Cardiac Electrophysiologist like Dr Karthigesan every six months.