Pacemaker & Defibrillator Check in Patchogue, New Hyde Park & Hicksville
Remote Maintenance Service to Keep Your Heart Beating
Many people rely on implanted pacemakers or defibrillators to stimulate their hearts to maintain a regular pace and rhythm. While the Lithium-ion batteries used to power these devices have a long lifespan, they don’t last forever. At Brookhaven Heart, our medical experts will check your pacemaker or defibrillator on a regular basis to monitor the battery and replace it as needed. Our remote diagnostic services make it easy for you to keep your pacemaker or defibrillator in top condition all of the time.
Helping You Keep Your Heart Ticking
At Brookhaven Heart, we are committed to keeping you and your heart healthy. As part of that goal, we work hard to prevent complications that can impede your heart’s functioning. By ensuring that your pacemaker or defibrillator stay in top condition, for example, we can help prevent serious issues from left or right bundle branch blocks, which occur when something blocks the electrical charge that stimulates your heart muscle. When the natural electrical stimulus fails, a properly working pacemaker or defibrillator will kick in to keep your heart pumping.
If you have a pacemaker or defibrillator, schedule regular on-site or remote checks with your Brookhaven Heart team so we can make sure your device is ready for action at any sign of trouble.
Medicare Pacemaker Checking Guidelines
Medicare recently published new guidelines for both replacing and checking the proper function of a pacemaker. Previously, patients would change out their pacemakers after a given period, whether or not the unit was still functioning. Medicare now requires that the old pacemaker switch over to “end of life” mode before patients replace it. This should ensure that patients take advantage of the new pacemaker model’s full lifespan.
Of course, like any current medical technology, the pacemaker must also be monitored. Your heart doctor will regularly examine the battery and functionality of your pacemaker. Pacemakers address heart conditions. Because of this, the proper care and examination of pacemakers play a vital role in patients’ safety and health. Your heart doctor understands this – and so does Medicare.
Pacemaker Checkup Cost
After undergoing a pacemaker installation, you’ll most likely schedule checkups with your doctor throughout the year. These checkups help your doctor ensure that your pacemaker is running optimally and keeping your heart healthy. Most people want to know the cost of these checkups.
At Brookhaven Heart, we’re dedicated to you, our patients. Because of this, we price our services competitively within the healthcare industry. We know that our patients are looking for affordable and efficient services, especially for their pacemakers. In many cases, insurance will cover checkups. You’ll want to speak with your particular insurance company. Alternatively, give us a call for available payment options.
Pacemaker Checkup Frequency
If you’ve recently had a pacemaker implanted, you’re most likely curious about your follow-up visits. How often should you schedule a checkup? After your implant, you’ll want to follow-up with your doctor within 1 to 2 weeks. During this visit, you’ll undergo an extensive check, ensuring the device is functioning correctly and has taken to your body. Then, you and your doctor will discuss remote home monitoring. Remote monitoring means fewer visits to the doctor’s office, saving you time, money, and gas.
An existing pacemaker should be checked every three months, depending on age and model. Your check-up will typically include monitoring the battery. As the battery grows low, your device checkups will increase in frequency to once every 4 to 6 weeks. In the end, only your doctor should determine the frequency of your checkups. If you have any questions regarding a checkup, or when to schedule, call Brookhaven Heart today!
A Pacemaker Check or Defibrillator Check from the Comfort of Your Own Home
At Brookhaven Heart, we aim to help you improve your life – and that includes ensuring that your heart healthcare is as simple, effective and efficient as possible. With our remote diagnostic technology, we can check your pacemaker or defibrillator for you while you go about your daily routine.
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