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Pacemaker Follow Up Service

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The importance of keeping your appointment

It is very important that you keep your allocated appointment. This allows us to maintain the pacemaker and make any changes that may be needed. Pacemaker checks are essential to your wellbeing and are a legal requirement if you drive.

What will happen during your appointment?
The physiologist will examine the site of implant. Please let them know if you are experiencing any discomfort or changes to the site. Your pacemaker will be checked to make sure that it is programmed and working properly. This document is uncontrolled once printed. Please check on the Trust’s Intranet site for the most up to date version.

What happens when your pacemaker needs its generator replacing?
The physiologists arrange a date for your generator to be replaced. We will give you an appointment for this before you leave. We will also give you a separate information leaflet to explain what happens on this day.

If you have any questions
Please ask any questions you have during your appointment. It may help to write any questions down before you attend.

Your next Pacing Clinic appointment

What to do if you do not receive a follow- up appointment or if you need to make changes?
Please contact the main reception of the cardiology department on 01908 997926 (Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm).

Let us know of changes to circumstances
It is important that you tell us of any changes of name, address, or telephone number. We can then contact you if your appointment changes.

Out of hours contact
The department does not provide an out of hours service. Patients are informed at implant and first appointment that that we operate between 8.30am – 5.00pm. After this time patients are asked to phone the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) for advice.

You can find other useful information at:
The British Heart foundation website: http://www.bhf.org.uk/
Arrhythmia Alliance website: www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk/

If you have any concerns please contact us on the numbers below:

Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department of Cardiology
Standing Way, Milton Keynes, MK6 5AD
Cardiology Department 01908 997926 (Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm)

Leanne Webb, Cardiac Rhythm Management
Administrator 01908 996016 Ext. 86016
Out of Hours, please contact Coronary Care Unit 01908 243061

References for the information contained within this information leaflet may be obtained from the authors.