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Pacemaker Assessment

Why perform the Test?

For patients who have required the implantation of a cardiac pacemaker to help ensure regular heart rhythm, periodic checks

What is a Pacemaker Assessment?

During the assessment a patient’s Pacemaker’s function is tested

The patient’s own underlying rhythm is also assessed.

What happens during a Pacemaker Assessment?

This test is performed by a specially trained Cardiac Technician who uses a computer to “talk” to the pacemaker wirelessly by placing a “programmer head” over the skin on top of the pacemaker.

Preparation for a Pacemaker Assessment?

There is no specific preparation for the test.

  • There are no dietary requirements.
  • Adhesive electrodes may or may not be stuck on the skin for the attachment of ECG leads.

Pacemaker Assessment Test Duration

The test usually takes 15-20 minutes

Locations & Directions

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St George Private Hospital

1 South St, Kogarah, NSW 2217

southern Heart Centre
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand
  • Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • The Australian Council On Healthcare Standards
  • St George's Hospital Community Health Services
  • St George Private Hospital
  • Ramsay Health Care