Need new Wires
I went in Kaiser sunnyside mt. Talbert Clinic to be consulted for new leads for my pacemaker which was installed Nov 2016. Dr. Farnando Tondato was very informative and gave me options of the problem of bad insulation on the wires to upper and lower chambers. I choose to have the wires changed out 3 days later. I was then refered to Dr. Garvey of Providence St. Vencient , according to my acceasment at Kaiser my leads are in critical need of replacement which needs to be done ASAP. Its been a month waiting for someone to call back with a appointment with Dr. Garvey to get in for surgery. I then made a call back to Kaiser to find out that I was referred to Dr. Garvey and someone would be calling shorly so far 2 more weeks have gone by no call as of yet. Being a resident of the area OHSU had problems with their cardiology dept where their doctors walked off the job and left patents with no health care which created more strain on the Portland OR hospitals for heart care. So as the weeks go by I'm thinking of contacting a new area for my lead replacements and reaching out to my pacemaker bothers and sisters of a place in the western USA to have this proceedure done.
You know you're wired when...
Muggers want your ICD, not your wallet.
I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.