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Travelling with a pacemaker monitor system


Hi all, I'm after some information and any experiences you may have had, particularly with the monitor. I recently had a Boston Scientific pacemaker/defibrillator device fitted and have the Latitude bedside monitor communicator. Being new to this change in my circumstances and not wanting to curb any chance to travel, I would like to know if anyone takes the monitor with them in their caravan or motorhome. I don't know anyone else with a device fitted and therefore need to ask this question.

Our travelling in mainly off grid and rely on battery power. So, what adaptors are available to power the monitor? We don't have an inverter in our van, so am looking to find something that can power the monitor. The website for Boston Scientific is rather vague and I cannot get any answers there. I will be calling their tech support team to see if I can get some info there, but thought that someone here may have the solution that I need.

Thank you in advance for any answer that may be provided.

Kind regards

Randall



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Something else to think about, maybe, as I don't know your system, but how is the monitored information transported to whoever keeps track of your situation. Or is it just for your information. I had a loop recorder implanted that recorded and transmitted my heart beat readings via a monitor for want of a better name, to my cardiologist and it relied on a mobile phone network as well as needing power for the monitor. I had nothing to rectify this situation so was not monitored at times. I always took the monitor with me when we travelled and plugged it in overnight when we had electricity but I always had to check to make sure it started up correctly. Turning it off and on again usually did the trick.

Maybe test your equipment etc. close to home, in your rig, before venturing further.

Sorry I couldn't help you more. Best of luck in your travels.

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Hi, Thanks Gaylehere, My system has a dongle attached to the monitor so it can transmit any information directly to the hospital. i guess if I have mobile signal, it can work. I spoke to the tech people at Boston Scientific and they have advised me that the system has a 2 week buffer built in, so, it would be 2 weeks before there is a notification sent to the dr's saying that I'm not connected. They assure me that this is quite ok, but, seeing as this is all new to me, I'm not so sure. I guess he easiest solution to install an inverter in the van to make sure nothing untoward is recorded. The dr's were looking to install the loop recorder, but this device I have, does that as well.


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