Pacemaker/Defibrillator coming out
My mother has a Medtronic PM/Defibrillator. The original device was installed in 2001 (concerto, I believe). Many complications with it. She received about 30 non therapeutic shocks in the first year. The device wasnt functioning properlly and had to be switched out.
The newer devices battery depleted in 2005, a new device was put in.
That one lasted until 2009. By now the surgical site and pocket were so scarred and hard to the touch.
New device installed in 2016. Was hospitalized shortly after surgery. MRSA and infection to site.
Healed, but not well. From that time until now, many complaints have been made to the cardiologist. The site was always tender, red, warm to touch, AND you could see the outline of the device sitting under her skin. It was raised. The cardiologist said that he had to position it differently because the wires were short. TODAY, the PM is working its way out of her body. The corner of the device is out of her skin. Took her to Cardiologist, but they wont see her. They said he have to go through the ER because its an open wound.
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Has anyone ever heard of this happening? Devices coming out? I have pictures, but dont know how to post