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Pacemaker Checks

If you’re reading this, you may already have a pacemaker or have been advised that you need one.
Today’s pacemakers are very small devices, about the size of an old silver dollar. The implantation surgery has become commonplace and is by all standards, an acceptable and efficient method of controlling an irregular heartbeat.
Your doctor may recommend a pacemaker for any number of reasons, and normal aging of the heart may not be the reason you expect.

  • Pacemakers control arrythmias, stabilizing heart rates that are too fast, too slow or just irregular.
  • Pacemakers help control disruptions from a previous heart attack, thus preventing further damage to a heart that is recuperating.
  • Some people are genetically predisposed to abnormal heart rates, even at a young age.  Pacemakers can help adjust these irregular rhythms by sending the heart a slight electrical charge to help it re-establish normal beats.

After having pacemaker surgery, it’s normal to have your unit checked every few months to make certain that it’s operating properly. This is done trans-telephonically, by sending your pacemaker’s information over standard telephone lines. A TLC certified technician will instruct you how this is done and make certain that everything is in working order.
In the event of any unusual activity or an alert, you have the confidence of knowing that TLC’s state-of-the-art monitoring facility is staffed 24/7, 365 days of the year. We are always open. We are always here. Your continued comfort and care is our goal.

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