Remove old leads before it is too late
Old leads can cause major problems. They can calisify and get into spots that cause interfernce in thef future.
It happened to me on vacation. I had a pacer inserted 30 yrs ago. When the attereies wore out the pacer was reoved and leads left in. Five yrs after remval I ned a new pacer. The cappedleads were uncaped and used. 11 yrs la leads.er the batteries wore out and a new pacer was installed with the old leads.
In March 2007 major problems crept into the picture and pacer guy could not insert with out difficulty .Medtronics was able to get some pacing but it stillnot right I also needed stent installed in the heart.
Do not let leads stay in to long the problems are great