St. Jude ICD Battery Leak and Corrosion Causing Severe Infection
I know there is a recall for the St Jude ICD related to battery power... that's not what I need.
Does ANYONE know of anyone who had the battery leak into the heart causing a severe infection, or has it happened to you? This happened to my Dad last October..... he was rushed into surgery to have it removed. The infection was so bad he couldn't have it replaced and he died last week. The last year has been awful for him. We promised him we wouldn't stop fighting to prevent this from happening to others. But the device is "missing" according to the hospital and St Jude's isn't helping at all.
If you have had this happen - or know of anyone - please message me!!