Greetings pacemaker friends,
I have had a dual lead Medtronic pacemaker for 8 years(brachardia, low heart rate, fainting). It has worked well. Over the past ten years my ejection fraction has been going down, now at 40%. My cardiologist and pacemaker doctor have reviewed my results(echocardiogram) and have suggested that I have a biventricular pacemaker to help with heart failure and possible increase my ejection fraction. They have scheduled me for a St. Judes bilventricular pacemaker and one new lead(will now be 3 lead).
Anyone have experience with these or have went from a dual to biventricular?
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My eight year old son had a pacemaker since he was 6 months old. He does very well, plays soccer, baseball, and rides his bike. I am so glad he is not ashamed of his pacemaker. He will proudly show his "battery" to anyone.