Battery

Told I have only one month left on my battery I am fully reliant on this

what will happen if I do not get the battery replaced


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depends

by Tracey_E - 2020-12-09 18:11:31

Depends by what they mean by one month left.

If it's one month until elective replacement, it'll still be fully functional for +/- 3 months, think of it as the gas light in the car.

If you are already elective replacement and they mean 1 month to end of service, it will cut back to a steady 60 bpm for another approx 3 months. If you pace all the time and depend on the pacer to get your rate up, you are not going to feel good but you will be safe. If this happens, take it easy until replacement.

If you are already end of service and they mean one month left, that's when it cuts off and you'll feel like you did before you were paced. It's virtually unheard of for this to happen unless someone isn't going for checks or refuses to have it replaced. 

fully reliant

by AgentX86 - 2020-12-09 20:37:02

What does "fully reliant" mean?  The answer to this may change the answer significantly.

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by Parker0 - 2020-12-11 15:46:46

Why is it you ask about what will happen? It also depends on your need for the pacemaker. For example, untreated 3rd degree AV block carries a poor prognosis. 

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