CHF & 3 lead
Hi everyone. Another problem/question. My husband just had his 2 lead ICD (implanted 10/06) changed on Monday to a bi-ventricular 3 lead due to CHF. Came home Tues., went back in on Thurs. due to a low grade fever. Nothing showed up on blood tests. He was given IV antibiotics and now oral at home We finally got out on Sunday. They "think" he may have had a pneumonia in his right lung. When we went in on Monday for the ICD his weight was 120. When we went back in on Thursday his weight was up to 126. I mentioned this to the drs. and they gave him lasix IV and I think that's why they kept him the extra night. His weight is still up 125.5 tonight and his feet and ankles look really puffy to me - more so than when he had the other ICD. I'll give him extra Lasix and see if that helps. Any thoughts as to why his feet would swell with the new device and not the other one? We don't know for sure if the new device will actually help with the CHF - only 60% chance. Anyone have experience with biventricular for CHF? Thanks for any help. Kathy
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