His Bundle pacing what is worth?
So you made need to scroll back to my post titled "two devices" to get caught up. Brief update, my insurance covers only emergency room visits out of state, no consults, appointments anything. The his bundle pacing sounds like a real long shot as to whether or not it will even help. My EP who did his fellowship under the top guy at Mayo says he will do the procedure but he has 2 fails out of 3 attempts at the procedure, his partner who has done 11-12 (not sure fail to success ratio would sit in). Do you guys think the long shot is worth the risk especially with a EP with only 1 successful procedure? I should add that the costs of going to Mayo are to expensive for me, especially considering I need to concentrate on future expenses in the case I get a heart transplant or LVAD. I do plan on talking to my advanced hf doc/transplant doc to see what his thoughts are (attempt to get a prognosis of some type of even vauge) and see how long I may be waiting for transplant and if he thinks I will even get one in time etc. I would also like to know what he thinks about that idea that my acquired left sided heart failure is solely from pacing and not damage to the myocardium from the endocarditis. Either way it's been over 5 year 100 percent paced so whether the damage is from pacemaker or infection I kind of feel like my myocardium is screwed and is at the point where the cells are running out of telomeres and going into apoptosis. Thoughts?