20 years with a pacemaker (had it since i'm 6)
Hi everyone !
I´m 20 years old and have a pacemaker since i was 6. This last week i was told that my lead where malfunctioning (they're kinda old). My doctor decided to abandon the leads and the generator because it's not worth the risk and lead extraction is a high risk procedure that can end with open heart surgery. She also decided to implant new lead and a new pacemaker on the other side. Here are my concerns:
-Does lead abandonment can cause future complications ? Does some of you experienced that ?
-It's possible, not counting on future advancements of modern medicine, that i'll use a pacemaker for life. Does someone has the same experience. Is there a limit to how many procedure i can take ?
Thanks for the answers!