Patients who have a pacemaker or defibrillator implanted should have it tested and monitored by their doctor regularly. A doctor will recommend initial testing of the newly implanted device 4-6 weeks after surgery. Regular testing may be recommended every 3-6 months after that.
Your doctor will use an external device (PRM) to check the overall function and battery life of the pacemaker or defibrillator. Your doctor can make small adjustments to your implanted device from the PRM to improve the overall function of the pacemaker or defibrillator.