Thresholds and battery life
I've had my dual chamber pacemaker for 18 months. When I first got it I had 8.5 years. I now have 4 years left 18 months later. Is this normal? I will explain. I have a pacemaker for 2:1 AV block. My condition progressed to intermittent complete in July but doctors didn't know until January. We did many adjustments to help with pacing. I could all of sudden feel pacing but it was because my block worsened. So with setting changes it got better. I went from pacing 35% ventricle lead to now 80%. In January I had 7 years and each check it's gone down to 4 years in 6 weeks. Could this be a lead issue? My impendence is low, less than 500 and now mid 300-400. I hope I'm not getting too in depth but I'm just curious why it's draining so fast. At this rate it will he dead in 9 mos. Is 5.5 years normal for a pacemaker? I do have Bradycardia too and pace about 30-40% in the atrial lead. It's set at 50bpm. Not on any meds. It's my own crazy lazy heart.
thanks any insight would be greatly appreciated