In addition to pacemaker implantation services, we also offer a pacemaker clinic at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida to help our patients track the effectiveness of the device. Contact us today at our location in Fort Myers to schedule a consultation and find out more about how our pacemaker clinic can help you track and monitor the efficacy of your pacemaker device.
What is a Pacemaker?
Using low-level energy pulses to stimulate the heart to beat at a normal rhythm, pacemakers are devices that are commonly implanted in patients whose heartbeat is too slow or cannot keep up with the patient’s metabolic demands. A pacemaker consists of a battery pack, a pulse generator, and small wires with electrodes. Electrical pulses created by the generator travel along the wires and stimulate the heart when necessary, helping it sustain a normal rate.
Why Should Pacemakers Be Monitored?
While pacemakers have been used in cardiac medicine for several years, the technology continues to advance for improved patient safety and comfort as well as device durability. Pacemaker batteries can now last anywhere from five to 15 years, but the device should still be monitored every few months or so for multiple reasons:
- Program adjustments. Over time, the settings on your pacemakers may need to be adjusted to ensure that it is providing the most direct benefit to your cardiovascular health.
- Replacements. Although the batteries on your device can last for years, regular check ups are necessary to determine when they should be replaced in order to prevent sudden complications. Other parts, such as the device’s electrodes, may also need to be swapped out over time to ensure optimal efficacy.
- Questions or concerns. Your pacemaker device should help you maintain a regular, steady heartbeat. If you feel that something is wrong with your device or have questions regarding what you can and cannot do with a pacemaker, our pacemaker clinic is an inviting, professional atmosphere for you to discuss any concerns or questions you have about your device.
Why Choose the Pacemaker Clinic at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida?
Our board-certified physicians have decades of combined experience in cardiology and vein care, providing results-oriented, patient-centered care that you can trust. In addition to being qualified to implant your pacemaker and program it to your body’s specifications, our pacemaker clinic also makes it possible for us to monitor your device and continue to optimize it to provide the most direct benefit to you.
Contact Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how our pacemaker clinic can help monitor and regulate your pacemaker device.