Pacemaker/Defibrillator Interrogation In Atlanta
Patients with implanted permanent pacemakers or defibrillators require a test of their device at least twice a year to assess battery life, to ensure that the device is functioning properly, and to make any appropriate adjustments to the settings. Newer devices also have heart monitoring capabilities, and the information recorded can be retrieved during the interrogation.
Device testing and analysis is simple, and involves placing an interrogator “wand” over the site of the implanted pacemaker or defibrillator. A full computerized report is then obtained, and any necessary adjustments are made under the supervision of the cardiologist.