How can a physician check a pacemaker?

How can a physician check a pacemaker?

In this video, Dr. Aparna Jaswal, Cardiologist, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute will discuss about how a physician can check a pacemaker. A physician can check the working of a pacemaker by taking a 12 lead ECG. In a patient with pacemaker, the ECG will show spikes preceding the QRS or preceding the P wave. This is the simplest form of test to check the pacemaker. The physician can also check the battery life of the pacemaker by placing a magnet on the top of the device. She will also explain about the magnet rate and how to check using it.

Dr. Aparna Jaswal

Dr. Aparna Jaswal is an acknowledged expert in Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. She has been working at FEHI as a Principal Consultant since 1998. Dr. Jaswal has to her credit Certified Cardiac Device Specialist from the HRS, USA. Dr. Jaswal has many research projects and has been actively participating in National and International Research Trials. She has been invited as a faculty to various national and international symposia and workshops. She also has to her credit for having been the first electrophysiologist to start an EP program in Mauritius in November 2010. Dr. Jaswal has advanced as a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, USA in March 2011.

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