Pace maker syndrome
Just wondering if anybody knows what the chances are of developing pace maker syndrome. My dual chamber St Jude PM has been in 3 1/2 years. Everything is fine says the EP. At 73 years old my ejection fraction is 50 to 54% according to the echo. I asked about installing a lead to the left ventricle to prevent pacemaker syndrome. Cardiologist says " don't poke a skunk". What percent of users of a dual chamber PM develope this condition? I have read anywhere from 5% to 80%. I have third degree heart block, which means I pace 100% on the right ventricle. Atrium is pacing around 30% at last visit. Would appreciate any insight.