Pacemaker to ICD
Hi. Been diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis, and due to the high risk of vtac and heart failure the cardiologists are talking about upgrading my 3 year old 2 lead pacemaker to an ICD. Appointment in 2 weeks but I have some questions I’d like to get on top of beforehand. Can someone tell me if this means extra lead needs to be placed and can they still use the existing leads from my pacemaker or will I need all the leads removed and replaced. Existing pacemaker is a medtronic sure scan. Thanks
You know you're wired when...
You fondly named your implanted buddy.
Yesterday was my first day mountain biking after my implant. I wiped out several times and everything is fine. There are sports after pacemakers!