Patients who need pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are enrolled in a follow-up surveillance program.
Generally, patients can expect to have their new device evaluated two months after implantation and then every three to four months thereafter. The Pacemaker and ICD Follow Up Clinic Program is offered at several locations throughout Minnesota.
In addition to clinic visits, follow up by telephone is also used to monitor the functionality of the device.
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