I'm going to be scheduled soon for endoscopy and colonoscopy due to ongoing issues of functional dyspepsia. I spent last Wednesday in the emergency room. Almost seven hours in the waiting room with brief visits back to get bloodwork, urinalysis, chest xray, CT of the abdomen with contrast, and an EKG.
ALL tests are normal. (Been through this all exactly-in October -with no resolution of the symptoms.)
So now they want a looky see inside.
I'm concerned about having these procedures. I've had them before, but not since getting the pacemaker. I called Boston Scientific and they said that if polyps are found, the pacemaker must be managed with a magnet due to electrocautery interference. (I had a polyp removed five years ago.)
I'm totally dependent on my device with no discernible escape rhythm. I'm sure I am not the gastroenterologist's first pacemaker patient, but am still concerned about safety.
In reading old posts here on this, others did fine, some developed A fib from the prep-loss of electrolytes. Any comments from anyone who's gone through this while being pacemaker dependent?
You know you're wired when...
You have a dymo-powered bike.
I consider my device to be so reliable, that I never think about a failure.