3 lead

I went from a two lead PM to a three lead about 2 years ago. No problem. They have to add the third lead, and replace the PM with a three lead unit. Felt a lot better after.


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Biventricular pacemakers

by complex - 2007-06-30 06:06:35

The three lead system you are referring to comes as either a pacemaker or defibrillator depending on patients indications. Along with cardiac rhythm and rate controll it resyncronizes the left and right ventricules of the heart and reduces conjestive heart failure.

i have one too!

by skye - 2008-12-29 06:12:35

i have a bi ventricular pacemaker, first surgery nov 2005 scheduled for 2nd pacemaker and lead replacement 1/22/09 I chave one of the recalled leads from medtronice...I have complete LBBB and the pacer made a huge difference ! now since I am paced 100 % of the time my battery is at its end hence 2nd surgery in 3 yrs, I am mostly freaked out by the lead change... they leave the old ones in so I can just imagine all these wires in my chest... right now I can feel the lv lead occasionally in my chest, its a pain and a metal taste in my throat... but with all the problems I still know I feel much better than before... good luck!

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But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.