A permanently implanted pacemaker keeps your heart beating properly, but pacemakers require special care.
At Affinity Health System Pacemaker Clinics, specially trained registered nurses and physicians provide education and ongoing care for patients who have a pacemaker.
Pacemaker clinics are offered at seven convenient Northeast Wisconsin locations in Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Ripon, Chilton, Berlin and New London. In addition, follow-up care can be managed by telephone for patients who are home-bound, have difficulty with transportation to their physician’s office, or prefer the convenience of having their pacemaker checked from the comfort of home.
The Pacemaker Clinic helps optimize pacemaker therapy by:
providing patient support and education specific to pacemaker therapy
identifying pacemaker malfunction early on
optimizing the pacemaker settings to best meet patient needs while maximizing the life of the pacemaker battery
predicting pacemaker battery end-of-life to ensure elective and safe replacement.