pacemaker dependent ?
I have just been for a check up today, to be told that my battery is running low. I have had this pacemaker for 3 years and I am shocked, my 1st pacemaker lasted 7 years.
It is documented in my medical notes that I am NOT pacemaker dependent yet today I was told my battery is running low becuse I am using it 99% of the time, does that mean I am pacemaker dependent now?
If I am not pacemaker dependent why is my heart using the pacemaker 99% of the time?
Can a person switch from non pacemaker dependent to pacemaker dependent? what can cause this?