I had a pacemaker inserted 2.5 years ago (36 years old). It now appears that I no longer need it (I had an electrical issue related to damage to my vagus nerve which has now repaired itself) and am looking to have it removed. Has anyone recently had theirs removed? Or done so in the past? Are there risks if I just leave the wires in and have the unit removed? Does anyone know the process of removing leads if they are screws or have tines on them? I have two young kids and I am so scared about having the wires removed. I just can't risk it for them. If I leave the wires in, is there any risk of just leaving them in my body capped? I know there is risk of infection potentially but I'd be more willing to risk it in 10-20 years if I had to as it would mean 20 more years with my kids. But I know that would mean more scar tissue and harder to extract. I don't know. I am having a hard time deciding if I should just take out the unit or if I should go for the full extraction. Any help or advise would be so appreciated. Thank you!!