second lead ?
I had my first pacemaker implanted in 2007 and had ithe battery exchanged in 2017. Unfornately my cardiologist was not able to remove the lead to the atrium from the old pacemaker. All types of people helped with different tools, but they gave up after 2.5 hours, cut the lead off the old pacemaker and capped it. So now I only have a lead in my ventricle. Since that time I have recurrent VT of a few seconds each. I'm wondering if is related to only having 1 lead instead of 2, or completely coincidental. I'm having an echo done tomorrow to see if there is any structural heart damage, I hope not. Anyways, my question is ,,,,, could the doctor not go back in and place another lead next to the old one? I have read that the vein or artery fits 2 leads.