Infection forces PM removal.
What a balls-up! 6 week post op and have just had pacemaker removed yesterday because of infection concerns.
Wound hadn't healed and stitches were visible below scab. Tests showed no infection from swab/blood/echo tests but doc wasn't happy with it so as a precaution leads and device have been taken out.
Plan is to let the wound heal and pop a new one in on right side of chest, hopefully in a month or so. Fortunately have been allowed home until then.
Gutted as was just getting back to normal.
Anyone else had this problem? Apparently its quite uncommon.
Its a dual chamber SJM device. UK based.