Lead replacement

Tomorrows the day!  The third lead of my Medtronic device has gone dead and my EP will open me up tomorrow to see what he can do. This third lead has not been in an optimal position ever since an EP at TCAI installed it back in 2012. It's been eating up battery life and has gone "dead."

EP hasn't made any promises, since it's a tricky procedure. Replace the lead and leave the old in place or not? Or do nothing?  We'll see!!


5 Comments

Lead replacement

by Domkin - 2020-03-10 00:00:14

Best of luck tomorrow. I will say a prayer for you 

Best of luck

by Benjijohn - 2020-03-10 00:31:53

Best of luck Dave H

You've got this mate

by wazz - 2020-03-10 05:19:14

Hope everything goes well mate, positive thoughts for you and your recovery 😁

Lead replacement

by Dave H - 2020-03-10 09:51:10

Thanks so much for the good wishes Folks!!!!

Pacemaker? Leads?

by Dave H - 2020-03-13 13:58:15

ARRRRGH!   I was on the table for 3+ hours while my EP tried to find a vein that he he could use to insert a new lead.  No luck!  Tissue scarring meant no go!  Next step?  He and I will talk about getting a cardiovascular surgeon involved to run the lead outside of any vein. I won't do that anytime soon 'cuz of the "run" on hospital space by the flu and COVID19 patients. 

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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.