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.