Pacemakers and ICDs (Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators) require monitoring and testing at regular intervals. Modern devices have multiple functions that are tailored to each individual.
During the monitoring, adhesive electrodes may be placed on the patient’s chest or arms and legs. A signal is transmitted from the device itself and connected to a programmer for analysis and testing.
Tracings acquired during the recording are analysed by a Cardiologist and a report is forwarded to the patient’s referring Doctor.
What to bring/what to wear
- Wear a two-piece outfit, preferably loose fitting, as this enables the electrodes to be connected in a discreet manner.
- The test takes approximately 20-30 minutes including a consultation with the Cardiologist
- Medicare Rebate available