Every patient is different, and the programming of the pacemaker differs according to each patient’s unique needs.
Ultimately, the goal is that every patient is being monitored continually and followed up with periodically. If a patient isn’t under the regular care of a cardiologist, he or she may experience physical symptoms when a pacemaker fails or requires adjustment. These can include:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of consciousness
If you have a pacemaker and begin to experience these symptoms, seek prompt medical care.