Electrode moved

I had a Medtronic Azure pacemaker implanted 2.5 weeks ago. At the 2 week checkup, I was told that the pacemaker is using more voltage than expected. They did an xray and compared it with the xray from the day of the implant. They found that the upper electrode has moved. In the meantime, I'm to wait and see and come back for another check up in 3 weeks. 

Has anyone had this experience? How likely is it that the electrode will need to be repositioned? And if so, how soon? So far, the pacemaker is working.

Thanks


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Elektrode moved

by H van Dyk - 2023-06-12 06:25:58

I had something similar. During the first checkup I was told the same as you about the voltage. As a result of that, the second checkup already took place after only two months. Everything was ok then. The voltage was on the right level. According to the pacemaker technician this often occurs because  the leads were not yet fully embedded at first...

Electrode moved

by Open Heart Graduate - 2023-06-12 06:43:05

Thanks for sharing your experience.  

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