Permanent Pacemaker

Dual chamber permanent pacemaker devices are used to regulate the heart rhythm and make the heart function more efficiently.

Pacemaker devices, Reveal Devices and heart failure devices are all managed at the BMI Duchy hospital using programmers. The equipment is based at the BMI Duchy hospital in the Cardiology department, but is portable and can be taken to assess a patient at another location as and when required. We have the software loaded up on the programmers for all the common devices, but please contact the department in advance if you have not visited before to give us further details regarding your device.  We are in close contact with the devices companies for any specialist advice required.

Remote monitoring is available using devices linked to the Medtronic Carelink Network. We have a number of Medtronic pacemaker options. Please discuss with Dr Appleby the best pacemaker option for your health situation. Medtronic Azure pacemakers are equipped with BlueSync technology compatible with MyCareLink Heart Mobile App for remote monitoring. The device transmits data wirelessly and securely to Dr Appleby’s PP clinic on the Medtronic Carelink Network. The Azure  pacemakers are safe in the MRI environment when specific conditions are met. Medtronic Advisa MRI Surescan pacemakers are available in single and dual chamber options.