Pacemaker? Leads?

On June 23rd, I'll be in the hosp. where a cardiothoracic surgeon plans to go between my ribs, through the epicardium and implant a third lead into the muscle around the left ventricle. Device clinic nurse will want to see me a couple weeks later to make sure that lead is working correctly.  Here goes!!!



Oh good luck Dave . . .

by Gemita - 2020-06-18 03:54:14

it all sounds a bit invasive.  Will you report back and let us know how it went and give us all the details ?  I am sure you will be in very good hands and hopefully the third lead will make all the difference 

Hope it goes well

by crustyg - 2020-06-18 11:50:41

Just read and responded to one of your orphan posts from last Aug 15th - but realised that we've had a lot of back and forth about epicardial lead placement for LV remodelling after RV-apical pacing.

Here's hoping that the epicardial lead helps with your %LVEF.

Best wishes,

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