Light Sedation for battery replacement vs local
I have been in Safe Mode- pacing at 65- since August 15th. Met with the PM people yesterday. The schedule is so booked up I was looking at the end of Sept before I could have the surgery for a new pm. I elected to forgo light sedation - you don't feel anything and are conscious but in Lala land- and go for local anesthesia as that could be scheduled faster. Has anyone gone that route before? I will have an echo before then and they did the labs yesterday. Got it scheduled for next Thursday, Sept 7. I shouldn't feel any pain. But I'll hear everything.
You know you're wired when...
Your ICD has a better memory than you.
Sometimes a device must be tuned a few times before it is right. My cardiologist said it is like fine tuning a car.