I a 72 year old, fit female. In January this year I had a PM fitted and I was discharged the same day not having an x ray which I had been told to anticipate a few days previous. After 10 days the one lead was suddenly stopped working to full capacity. I was told the problem was either a faulty lead or the consultant had screwed in the lead too tightly. Another procedure was needed a few weeks later.The lead was tested and found to be o.k. I was not told what the problem was, the consultant did not return to speak to me. I read in my notes the lead had been relocated. I had 2 x rays before being discharged.
Should a routine x ray been taken after the first op? Would it have saved me a second painful procedure.
Thanks in anticipation
You know you're wired when...
You can feel your fingers and toes again.
I have had my pacer since 2005. At first it ruled my life. It took some time to calm down and make the mental adjustment. I had trouble sleeping and I worried a lot about pulling wires. Now I just live my life as I wish.