My son received his 1st pacer this past April to treat heart block. After just under 4 months his vetricular lead is having conduction problems. His doc says it is likely scar tissue around the site where the lead enters the heart that's insulating the electrical connection. They want to remove the existing lead and put in a new one. He has the type with a helical anchor. On line, I found a patent for a modified version of this kind of anchor that stated this scarring is a known problem with these helical sysems.
Lead extraction is worry-some enough plus the added concern that the new one will do the same scar up the same way.
Anyone here heard of this or have any advice for us.
I've been trolling this forum for a while now, thought it was time to sign up and be heard. Thanks for all of you that post with advice, questions or a comforting ear to bend.