Infection again after inserting the PAcemaker twice
am hoping for some advice , thanks a lot of reading -
my mom is 63 and had irregular heart beat and fainted a couple of times before we diagnosed that she needed a PM ; two years back
The surgery was successful but she kept feeling uncomfortable and after a year she had the area to protrude and was immediately taken into another surgery where the PM was put under the muscle this time ; as she has very very delicate skin
now after another 6 months there is infection around the area again and the doctors are doing another surgery to take it off 😔
feel sorry for her ; her options that we can think off and are suggested by the doctors are
- remove the pacemaker disinfect the area and add it on her right hand side ( use the same PM) here what is without a PM in the meanwhile something triggers
- use a leadless pm ; to avoid the situation again ( we have never heard of anyone using this but just read about it )
has anyone been in a similar boat where the skin is so soft that is continuously affected by the instrument
has anyone used leadless Pm ? is it better and recommended ;
what if she does not get one ; can medications replace the same
apprecaite the response and suggestions
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My eight year old son had a pacemaker since he was 6 months old. He does very well, plays soccer, baseball, and rides his bike. I am so glad he is not ashamed of his pacemaker. He will proudly show his "battery" to anyone.