Maximum pacemaker leads
new to the forum and wanted to ask if there is anyone out there that has the maximum amount of leads fitted for their pacemaker? I have four sets of leads following 10 implants over 37 years. I'm 52 now and have four years left on my pacemaker battery. Just wondering if anyone has experience of having four sets of leads! And whether a different procedure has taken place to put new leads in so a replacement can be implanted.
hello, so the pacemaker is to my right side as they couldn't insert to the left. I have four leads in the same vein. There has been discussions with my cardiologist around extraction of the lead, which would require open heart surgery and having a heart surgeon close by to support the procedure. However I'm off the impression this is no easy procedure and the risks are significant! If this were to happen then I'm would need intense after care to manage any infections. If successful there could be a chance of having two very small wireless pacemakers that are inserted through my groin and upper part of my chest that are compatible with blue tooth and last ten years. However I have been told the first and second lead will be attached to be vein as they fur together, so there maybe a discussion around doing nothing at all.
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I have a well tuned pacer. I hardly know I have it. I am 76 year old, hike and camp alone in the desert. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. The only problem is my wife wants to have a knob installed so she can turn the pacer down.