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Pacemaker/Defibrillator Interrogation In The Woodlands, TX

If you have an abnormal heartbeat or suffer from arrhythmia, you may benefit from a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). A cardiac pacemaker sends electrical signals to regulate the heart rhythm. Since these devices are artificial, they require regular check-ups to ensure that they are functioning properly. For this purpose, our clinical practice offers pacemaker/defibrillator interrogation in The Woodlands, TX. The procedure is simple and completely painless. Our cardiologist, Dr. Christopher Van Nguyen, will evaluate the functioning of these devices and suggest changes if needed. Schedule an appointment at Cardiovascular Consultants of The Woodlands today.

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    What Is A Pacemaker Interrogation?

    Cardiac patients wearing a pacemaker or ICD require regular evaluations in order to make sure that the device is functioning correctly. In clinical practice, we call this procedure a pacemaker interrogation. The device records data about your heart functions that include:

    • Heart rate
    • Atrial and ventricular arrhythmias
    • Treatment-related data
    • Daily physical activity
    • Battery life and lead function of the device

    The main purpose of a pacemaker/defibrillator interrogation at our practice in The Woodlands, TX, is to assess the clinical effectiveness and functioning of the device. If it is working properly, we can regularly extract the data and use it to monitor or modify the treatment plan.

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    Getting A Pacemaker/Defibrillator Interrogation In The Woodlands, TX

    Our cardiologist will schedule an interrogation 3 to 4 months after device implantation. We will first examine the wires and battery level of the device to ensure that it is functioning properly. We can access the data from the pacemaker or ICD in two different ways:

    • Device Interrogation:
      In this procedure, we will place a wireless wand over your chest to connect with your device. Our team will use a programmer that communicates with your device and shows the data on a monitor. The interrogation is painless and usually lasts for 5 to 10 minutes.
    • Remote Monitoring:
      It is a more convenient method in which the device automatically sends the data to a transmitter. The transmitter will then forward the data to a secure server that our cardiologist can access to monitor your heart functioning. We can schedule remote monitoring once a month or once every 3 months.

    Benefits of Pacemaker/ICD Interrogation

    Getting a regular pacemaker/defibrillator interrogation at our clinic in The Woodlands, TX, can offer many benefits. They include:

    • Our cardiologist can detect issues with your device or heart functioning earlier and address them with prompt care.
    • It can lower the chance of inappropriate ICD shocks or the need for hospital admission.
    • If any complications arise, we can tackle them immediately by tracking your heartbeat and functions.
    • With remote monitoring, you don’t need frequent visits to our practice.
    • If the device is damaged, we can repair it sooner or replace it with a new device.
    People’s Reactions

    Trusted Cardiologist In The Woodlands

    My visit with Dr. Nguyen was very pleasant and thorough, i could care less about wait time and more about the time he spends with EACH one of us. He LISTENS and he provides great care! The office staff is so nice!
    Ricardo Manila

    ~ Ricardo Manila

    New office is wonderful. Professional and helpful staff. Dr. Nguyen has a tremendous following because he listens, asks questions and is smart as a whip. I daresay that is by far the best Cardiologist in North Houston.
    Ricardo Manila

    ~ Robert Barrett

    100% the best cardiologist in The Woodlands!! I recommend him to anyone and everyone who needs a new doctor!! He and his staff are amazing !! You will not be disappointed.
    Ricardo Manila

    ~ Alissa Kennedy

    Dr Rameni and his staff are wonderful, efficient and very knowledgeable. I've never experienced any long waits and visits are never drawn out. I'm grateful my wife found this place.
    Ricardo Manila

    ~ Amos Fletcher

    Schedule An Evaluation At Our Clinic

    Get routine pacemaker/defibrillator interrogation in The Woodlands, TX, to keep your heart health in check. You can call us today at (832) 334-7756 to schedule an appointment.

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