New Pacemaker Placement

Well here we are again, tomorrow I go in for  third pacemaker since 2013. My battery is officially EOL & we are moving the new one subpectorally. Being left handed, my current one came out of pocket 4 years ago & it’s almost completely poking through my skin. Has anyone had theirs moved from under skin to subpectoral? How was the recovery? This is the last pacemaker I will most likely get before I officially get added to the transplant list. Needless to say I am anxious about this one.  


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Recovery

by doublehorn48 - 2019-03-07 18:19:30

My pm was about to come through my skin so my next one was subpectoral.  There was swelling and I took  about 6 weeks off and then went back to a physical job.  Pms are a lot smaller now, I'm surprised yours moved.

Insurance

by PuebloBri - 2019-03-07 18:25:13

I have been medically retired since my second open heart in 2013. I complained about it rubbing against my collar bone but insurance wouldn’t replace it until the battery was low enough. 

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