I had a Medtronic Duel Chamber pacmaker fitted in the UK in May this year for Neurocardiogenic Syncope. It was all a shock as until I had a Tilt Table Test I just thought the annual symptoms or less were a stomach bug.
The operation itself was horrible---painful in theatre and I felt ill afterwards--the following afternoon staff decided I wasn't recovering as expected and they realised my left lung had been punctured.
I now have a lump just below the scar where the lead/s are pushing up just under the skin. My Cardiologist says I need the leads reimplanting at some stage before they break through the skin and the actual leads will need replacing. Is this a normalexperience?
Has anyone else had this problem? How long did you wait before going back into theatre? I have been basically told its in my hands. The Cardiologist has discharged me so I only have annual pacemaker clinic checks book but can call the cardiologist when I 'think' t leads need to be reinplanted.
I look forward to hearing anyones experience.
Thanks from Carole xx
ps I had a pacemaker check and my pacer is only being used 0.01% of the time--again do most peoples pacemakers work more/??? I am still half convinced that I didn't need it