Hi Alex here 28 Y/O Female
I just got done with a month in a half hospital stay. I went into the hospital with Tachycardia 3 days into stay I went into long QT Torsades De Pointes Ventricular Tachycardia. I was then moved to the ICU for stabilization. When in the hospital i contracted COVID and therefore had to wait for a negative COVID test before a pacemaker. I was moved to a COVID unit in the hospital and eventualy had Pacemaker inplanted Medtronic dual chamber. The night I received the pacemaker I ran a 102 faver, blood work was done I had a blood infection coming from my Midline IV. This was not known prior to procedure. IV antibotics were started, Midline IV was taken out and i was sent home 4 days later. The next day I started running fevers and went back to the hospital 4 days later a rash started where the pacemaker was. The pacemaker was thought to be infected therefore needed to come out. I was then started on IV antibotics again till I could get a new pacemaker now Biotronik 8 DR-T. Pretty much anything that could have gone wrong went wrong. I'm hoping that this new pacemaner makes life a little easer for me with less or no hospitalizations. My EKG is now hanging up in one of the cardiac units for students to learn from.
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