Some of you may have seen the recent news about certain medical devices including pacemakers.
On Monday, an investigation was broadcast on BBC’s Panorama programme and found that some devices, including pacemakers, had not been adequately tested before they were used in patients. You can read more on this here: bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/news-...
If anyone was worried by this, I wanted to share some advice from the BHF on steps you can take:
It's important to stress that most pacemakers are very reliable and are checked regularly as part of routine healthcare. If you do have any concerns about your device, please do get in touch with the team that regularly check your pacemaker. You can also speak to your pacing clinic or GP who is familiar with the device you had implanted.
Any problems with your device can be reported on the yellow card website: yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/
Our heart helpline team are available on 0300 330 3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Have a lovely weekend.