St. Jude/Abbott alarm setting
For the last several months, I've been told my pacemaker has less than a year left in battery.
Yesterday I heard the alarm from my PM beep from my chest and it took me a bit off-guard. I happened to have my already scheduled appt. with my EP a few hours later and they said it was at 2.66 voltage and was less than 1% to ERI. They scheduled a follow-up for 3 months and said they'd continue the monthly Merlin transmissions but to call asap if I felt like something wasn't right.
I thought the alarm beeping indicated it was already in ERI.
Also, I've been told insurance won't cover a replacement procedure until the battery has reached 2.60 voltage (I have a St. Jude 2210 model). Has anyone had their doctor request an early replacement due to medical necessity? I have frequent infections so not knowing when it'll be is a bit of a gamble not knowing if I'll be infection-free. I wish insurance had like a grace period with a 3-month window in which to replace earlier or on-time.
You know you're wired when...
Like the Energizer Bunny, you keep going.
A lot of people are and live normal lives with no problems whatsoever.