I am new to the group and would appreciate any advice/comments.
It's time for a PM change and I was given two options. The auxiliary of the subclavian vein currently has two leads, and one of the leads is not functioning as it is supposed to. Option 1 is to place another lead which will be a third lead in the vein which could potentially cause occlusion (blockage) in the future, and Option 2 is to laser extraction of both leads and new leads inserted. This has to be done by a Cardiac Surgeon.
If anyone has faced this choice, I would like to know which option you chose and why (Pros/Cons). If confidentiality is required, private replies are welcome.
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At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!