Displaced lead immediately after implant

Recently got an Abbott 2 wire PM implanted. The wound was closed and it was immediately discovered that the atrial wire was dislodged. The beat was reset to 40 using tne lower wire. The surgeon refused to fix the lead and told us we had to wait 6 weeks for healing. The surgery report does not mention this situation.  Later the recheck visit notes added that a lead revision surgery was necessary because "unfortunately the lead is now disconnected". My research never mentions a wait. Are they trying to trick Medicare into thinking the implant was successful?  Won't the lead move be more difficult after 6 weeks? Our trust is damaged. Maybe we are overreacting? This is very stressful.


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Displaced lead

by doublehorn48 - 2021-05-09 14:40:53

When my first pacemaker was implanted everything was great for the first day or two.  This was 30+ years ago but I know it was in the first couple of days.  One lead just quit working.  And the surgeon went back in and fixed the problem as soon as this defective lead was discovered.  I'm not a doctor but I would get a second opinion.

Best of luck,

m. scott

Displaced Lead

by Marybird - 2021-05-09 20:35:20

My sister had a lead that became displaced about 10 days or so after she got the pacemaker. They contacted her soon after it happened and they replaced the lead within a couple days after that. 

Dental work

by wifey - 2021-05-12 14:33:21

Is it a bad idea to get dental work right before or after a pacemaker procedure? Our EP is a little vague.

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