Electrophysiology – Wed. Jan. 22, 2020

I learned of a new medical speciality. Clark reported his new pacemaker to Sutter Health online and he received a phone call Monday from the Electrophysiology Dept. We went to an appt yesterday afternoon with a nurse in the department. The nurse called in Jonathan Man, MD, an eclectrophysiologist whose specialty is heart rhythm and putting in pacemakers. They removed the stitch which was was still in the hole in the groin through which the pacemaker was inserted. Dr. Man says that this stitch is normally removed the day after the incision. … somehow Clark got dismissed from the Monterey hospital without its removal.

A technician also tested the pacemaker and found that it was operating properly. They gave Clark a Recorder put out by Medtronic, the pacemaker company. Clark is to leave the Recorder plugged in, and every 3 months send an electronic report to Dr. Ericson, Clark’s cardiologist. … Modern technology!

Barbara

3 thoughts on “Electrophysiology – Wed. Jan. 22, 2020

  1. barbara F, Chase January 22, 2020 at 23:25 Reply

    It is amazing how technology seems to be in every part of life.As with all new things there is the good and the bad. It seems to take a while to get it all sorted out. It sounds like Clark’s pacemaker is the good part.
    Now to remember to send in the report. but no doubt there will be an electronic reminder.

  2. barbara F, Chase January 22, 2020 at 23:30 Reply

    I forgot to mention that I looked at the 10 day prediction of weather and it shows rain every day. Maybe it will set a record waiting to be broken. When we moved here in February 1961 there were 25 straight days of rain, a record which has not been broken yet. Just a while back they were talking about a drought. Ha! ha!
    That’s when the snowbirds who go to places like Palm Desert and Tucson laugh at those who stay here year round.

  3. George and Sharon January 23, 2020 at 11:14 Reply

    Wow!  Easy for Clark to stay in touch with the doctors. Sharan

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