Chest xray

Hi I was wondering if all patients that have a pacemaker undergo chest xray even without problems after 5 weeks of implant? Also what does the doctor mean when my artial lead is high? I dont understand that part. Is it a bad thing? Im really worried my lead already dislodge twice. 


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xray

by Tracey_E - 2018-09-27 09:31:49

Some do, some don't but if yours has dislodged twice then I can see why they'd want an xray! My doctor does them annually. Not sure what they meant by high, ask them. It could mean a lot of things. 

Pacemakers and x-rays

by LondonAndy - 2018-09-27 14:54:39

I've had x-rays since having a pacemaker - no problem.

I am not sure what they mean by "high" either, and this is speculation on my part so could well be wrong: I wonder if he means that the "resistance is high" - ie suggesting a poor electrical connection, and that the lead is not lodged into the heart well. 

Chest X-ray

by Going Forward - 2018-09-27 18:07:25

They did one on me in recovery after the implantation. 

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