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Three things:

First, you are correct. It is possible for a cardiologist to review the pacemaker functioning from a distant location. This applies, as well, to Internal Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs). It is likewise true that when these devices have problems,it is sometimes due to a low battery or, rarely, a bad lead. It is possible to interrogate the device from a distance. I don't think it would be wise to make changes from a distance because if the heart rhythm starts to have problems there's no one there to treat the arrhythmia (unless it's interrogated from a local doctor's office).

But, with all due respect, that was not what this discussion was about. It was about the value of implanting a pacemaker in a person with dementia.

Finally, we do not allow postings of links - especially to Canadian pharmacies - on this web site. We call this forum spam. The link has been altered.

Thanks for the education on pacemakers. They are amazing devices and getting better all the time.

P.S. We have nothing against pharmacies in Canada (or anywhere else for that matter).


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