Biventrical pace maker

I have a st Jude two lead pace maker for 3rd degree heart block 3 years ago. Working fine, I am now pacing 100% and I am concerned about left ventrical damage due to out of sync. Cardiologist seems to dismiss it , say it occurs in about 20% of recipients.. I asked about having a three lead pace maker installed. He said no, because I am not experiencing heart failure. He did agree to an ultra sound to check ejection fraction, which will be next month. Anyone else have this concern or experience? 


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Risk vs benefit

by Gotrhythm - 2019-01-17 16:17:01

While it is true that about 20% have left ventricle issues, it is equally true that 80% do fine.

Do you have some specific reason to think your heart is not responding well to being paced? If you do, those concerns need to be discussed with your doctor.

If you don't, then it's well to remember that there are risks associated with any medical procedure or device. Why take those risks if you don't have to?

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