How many replacements can I have?
I have been a pacemaker dependent patient for the last 20+ years. I have had several battery replacements in the original location. During this last replacement I got infected and spent 24 days in the hospital. Now I have the pacemaker on the opposite side of my heart with a defibrillator. Could possibly be coming up for my next battery changed within the next few years. This was done on November 2012.
Recently was asked to get an echocardiogram done but came back fine but they asked to do more tests. They have not reached out to schedule another test that they need. Is this a good or bad thing?
Last question, since this is a new location can I expect to see a battery replacement without an infection happening again? How many battery replacements could you see being needed?
Age is 58