I got my first CRT pacemaker in august 2008. I got my second CRT pacemaker in october 2014.
Yesterday I went for pacemaker check up which is 1x a year and the pm tech says I have 3 yrs 7 months left. So maybe I get to 10 yrs on it. Says I am a frugal user.
I got flu virus early 2008 damage loss of 33% function of heart. I had robotic mitral repair 2001. I had flu shot but it did not work. Now with Corona I am supposed to avoid hospital but my cardiologist still wants an Echo done, appt is for in september. I am in one of the EU countries where they tell you just some basics. I am homebound but still do my own housekeeping and cooking.Only leave house for medical appointments. Why does battery last longer time?
You know you're wired when...
You forecast electrical storms better than the weather network.
But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.