Lead Revision

So, I had my second pacemaker implant on January 7th of this year for my type two av heartblock and all has been well until now. I went to my second follow up appointment today and now my lower ventricle lead is out of place. Im only 17 and I had my first device implanted in 2009. When I went in for my surgery in January there was also an attempted lead extraction but it was not feasible. So now with the two capped leads and this lower ventricle lead out of place im just ready for all this to be sorted out. It would be nice to not have to worry about all these complications. So now with this lead im going in for surgery this week.


Hang in there

by Newbie4444 - 2019-03-19 09:21:49

Oh how frustrating that must be! Praying for an uncomplicated recovery for you this time


by Tracey_E - 2019-03-19 10:48:48

So sorry you have to deal with this! Wishing you a simple surgery and easy recovery so you can get on with your life and forget about it for a while. 

lead revision

by ROBO Pop - 2019-03-20 04:59:25

I fondly remember when my lead pulled out of town it moved so far that when my defibrillator fired my bottom puckered.

It can be frustrating but it's necessary. The procedure will be over quickly and you can once again get back to being 17. Hang in you're not alone.

Thank You!

by Brettmalec - 2019-03-22 15:09:49

Thanks everyone for the comments! It all went well! Doc found out that the bottom lead had pulled out about an Inch. Recovery Isn't gonna be fun, but if I did it two months ago I can do it again now lol.

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A pacemaker completely solved my problem. In fact, it was implanted just 7 weeks ago and I ran a race today, placed first in my age group.