In April I had to have my 3rd pacemaker operation since January 2020. I had been informed by the pacemaker clinic that my rv and ra leads were failing and draining the battery.
I have a CRT pacemaker. The third lead was working normally.
I had spells of feeling unwell since last year and I was sent for an echocardiogram.I have a mitral valve prolapse which I have had for over a year.
I thought that because I have a bedside monitor anything untoward would be picked up. Apparently a full check is done every 6 months and something else every 2 months ( I forget what- this is where I need a notebook with me)
The monitor let them know that there was a problem. I had my operation 11 days after the clinic got in touch with me.
The pacemaker clinic said to get in touch with them first if I felt unwell.
Good news- ever since my leads were replaced I have felt extremely well. I have just returned from Italy where I was going up steep inclines and steps without a problem!
Hopefully I won't have another pacemaker operation for a while!
I would also like to say thank you to all of you who have given me helpful advice!