pacemaker life

im suprised too unless its different here in the UK. My pacemaker is a medtronic. but they did tell me 10 - 15 yrs and ive looked it up too and it says the same. I have cpied a pasted below information i found on site this site :http://www.aku.edu/AKUH/health_awarness/perm_pace.shtml

How Long Should a Pacemaker Last?
Advances in technology have made pacemakers safe, reliable and long-lasting. Modem batteries lose power slowly, not all at once, accordingly, there is no danger of unexpected failure. However, periodic checks of battery function are important. Pacemaker longevity depends upon how hard the battery inside the pulse generator has to work, based upon how much energy is required to pace your heart and how the system is programmed for your need. In general, pacemaker batteries last anywhere from 10-15 years, but could last longer or shorter depending on any one specific circumstance


2 Comments

Im not that lucky lol

by Freshfemale - 2008-08-08 01:08:40

my pacemaker type is supposed to last 10 - 15 yrs but mine has only lasted three :-S having mine changed on 19th :) xx

not lucky

by Freshfemale - 2008-08-09 11:08:57

I meant mine has only lasted 6 lol not three!

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