Lead extraction/new PM surgery friday…looking for tips!
Hi everyone! Im new to the club, I've had my current device for almost 11 years and my lead is 17 years old. Im getting a replacement this week and going from one lead to two lead left bundle pacing because I developed wenkebach two years ago and my current system isn't working for it. Because I'm young it was suggested to get my old lead removed so I will be doing that as well.
Those of you who have had laser lead extraction what can I expect for the procedure/recovery? Will the groin catheters be painful afterwards? I know I have to be on bedrest for hours after my procedure so I'll be staying the night.
I've read some of the other posts about lead removal and reading about the experiences has definitely calmed my nerves a little bit but still scared because of the risks.
My surgeon does specialize in extraction and I'll be at a big university hospital.
Would love any tips on recovery/what to expect for my procedure and success stories, words of encouragement. Thank you!