Recalled Pacemaker Help Please

I had the St Jude Trilogy pacemaker model 2264L back in 1998 when i was 26. I recieved a letter stating that it was recalled a few years back. Something about the battery running out faster than they expected or all at once. Now i have had it for almost 10 years and would like a new one. Has anyone had one of these pacemakers and had problems with it? I was thinking of calling St Jude and talking to them about it. I would love to have one that records all the beats because i have weird ones and they can never catch them to see what they are. Any feedback would be great!!


Still pacing

by stillshocked - 2007-06-28 01:06:10

I have a St. Jude also, When I went in for testing it was determined that the particular setting that was faulting was not even turned on. So it was all good. It was not really a "recall" as much as it was a reprogramming issue.
As far as getting a new pacemaker. They will only do it when your battery runs low. They won't just because you want a new one.

Trust me, it is a p.i.t.a. when they do the new surgery. You have a new wound you have to deal with infection risk again, yada, yada, yada.

I wish mine would last forever, but alas not.

St. Jude has had really great customer service for me. If you call the number on your red and white ID card, some one answers right away. I have never had to leave a message.

Best of luck
Still shocked

When is it time for replacement.

by complex - 2007-06-30 06:06:21

Make sure your device is check on schedule. When it is time for replacement the device will state so on the printout of the interrogation of ERI. This is the elective replacement window. It is the earliest point in which you can have your device replaced and insurance will cover it. Usually the window allows for approx 3 months before EOL with is end of life or pacemaker function. As you approaach ERI you will be checked more often or do TTM transtelephonic pacemaker checks.

As for the diagnostics. All the new devices have diagnostics today.

Good luck

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In fact after the final "tweaks" of my pacemaker programming at the one year check up it is working so well that I forget I have it.