New Lead Needed
Well I used to be on here when I first got my pacemaker inserted and always find this site to be useful and helpful.
I'm a 28 year old female and have had a pacemaker for three years now. I have bradycardia and heartblock. Recently I've been tired and stuff. I decided to go get the pacemaker checked just in case it was the problem.
At the check up they noticed something and sent me for x-rays and they confirmed my lead is fractured. Now it's still working ok in one mode as it's only the outside of the lead that's damaged. But a new lead is needed.
I was wondering how common this is? Have any of you guys had this happen and how did it happen? I'm pretty active and did weights and rock climbing, could this have caused it? Should I give them up now so that this won't happen again? I was told all activities were fine and after about six months when I felt ok I went back to doing sports.
I'm due in surgery next week to get a new lead and maybe a new battery as well. Hopefully it will go well though I'm not looking forward to it much.
Thanks for any answers,