battery life, not expected!
I have a Medtronic azure xt since April of 2020. when I discovered that my HR dropped down to 45bpm after some heavy yard work. My latest remote scan, on the 18th of this month showed "normal device function". What suprised me was the battery status :OK , with remaining longevity @ 10 years, 9 months. I was under the assumption that they lasted 7 to 10 years. I'm already 2.4 years into the battery. I called Medtronic and to my suprise the rep. said my model has a 13-year life span. She also said that if a person was "pacemaker dependent" it might only last 7years. So, when I see my cardioaligist I'm going to ask him if my pacemaker is pacing me 24/7 or just when I need its help. Thanks for reading this, I appreciate your comments Kevin