Good Morning Fellow Pacers,
I am scheduled to have lead extraction and a whole new unit installed in Burbank on May 16th. The surgeon noted that I would be getting a Zephyr model from St. Jude. I realize the press release just came out on this yesterday but I wondered if anyone oversees has already gotten this model and if so how do you feel it is working? I currently have an older St. Jude model and have had so many problems (this is my 4th surgical procedure in 2 years). The problems of course appear to be related more to leads and placement rather than the PM however, with something so new I wonder if it will be like Windows Vista where they are still "working out the bugs"...... If anyone has any feedback on this model I would love to hear from you. Also, if anyone has any experience with lead extraction on passive fixation leads in both the Atrial and Ventricle areas of the heart with Dr. Raymond Schaerf at Providence St. Joseph hospital I would appreciate hearing about that as well. Thank you all for the support and information this site provides.