Hi, I had an attempt at placement of a leadless pacemaker, Micra, and the doctor made 4 attempts b/o high impedance. After the 4th, they noticed that I had pericardial tamponade, and I became comatose and was in ICU intubated for 4 days, delirious for another 3, and recovering my faculties. I am now trying to understand my chart and what happened to me.
The surgeon made four attempts at placing the pacemaker; each time he found impedence was too high. What does that mean? I'd think if something is wrong once, you might stop , and not use that pacemaker anymore. But he kept trying. Is this normal? He told me on my followup visit that my ventricle is too small; but i have a lot of echo cardiograms, all of which say my ventricles are normal size. I know if November, the FDA warned about the Micra, but if this surgeons is like others, he never reported the incident, so the incidents are clearly undercounted.
I was in a coma for a week, and now I'm recovering.
But I'd love help in understanding that.
Can anybody explain to my why this happened, or what it meant that he had high impedence and kept trying?
Thank you so much,