lead into av node instead of left ventricle?
had a visit with device specialist for 3 month check up after Mobitz 2 heart block and implantation of metronic CRT-P. she explained that my first lead goes to the R ventricle and the second goes either just above or into av node (where problem was producing heart failure) rather than into left ventricle which was the norm before 3 years ago. it is not, then, a biventricular pacemaker as the web describes it. there is a third lead for back up.
the battery is being used quickly. right now the info says i have maybe a total of 4.3 years left on it. i was told 5 to 7 is normal for this pacemaker's battery. Does anyone else know about the lead to the center of the heart instead of the left ventricle? does it generally take more battery juice? What are the issues others are having with this lead placement if any?