new crt pm lowers ejection fraction
Hello all, this is Philman with some serious concerns. had a stroke in
June of 2017 working on good rehab through feb of 2018 when i needed a new pm to replace my duel lead medtronic ... it was decided that we implant a st. judes bi ventricular crt. I believe it is called quadra allure mp. I was told it would give me more horsepower and smoothr pacing with the extra lead.HOWEVER... had my first echo in august and my E/F was lower than it has ever been. I was suspicious as there was alot of fatigue since the implant of the crt.
My E/F NUMBERS HAVE BEEN 55 TO 60 FOR THE LAST 10 YRS. EVEN THE DAY OF THE STROKE IN JUNE.. LATEST ECHO SHOWS LOWER 45 TO 50 F/F. doctor feel wait and see on next echo. looking at the interrogation reports there are 3 ALERTS SHOWING BOTH CAPTURE AND SENSE NUMBERS ARE LOWER THAN THEY SHOULD BE...LOOKS LIKE THIS...... lv2 capture 2.25v @06ms(m3-m2) report on may22/2018 lv2 capture 2ov@06ms(m3-m2) report on 6/26/18 sense was alerted aswell rv 2.8 mv(rv bi)
Don't know what this means but feel doctor should be on it and not say wait and see...Everthing i have read indicates crt should increase the E/F not lower it... I have sooo much on my plate with the stroke that thisissue looms large for me. Any help or response would be GREATLY APPRECIATED, and i thank you in advance..
many thanks and God Bless