Swelling after insertion
Hi all! Well I had my third lead placed and device upgraded. UPGRADE DUAL PM TO CRT-P (Left). The procedure went pretty well but I have a good deal of swelling under or around the device.I have been on warfarin therapy for decades for valve replacement surgery and I imagine it is a hematoma. I saw my surgeons nurse who looked at it and was not overly concerned. I need to keep an eye on it for troublesome changes or signs of infection of course. The surgeon said it will take 3 weeks to see any improvement, it's been two weeks now and I could swear I am seeing a remarkable positive change. Is that possible? I have this subtle yet profound sense of a return to a normalcy as if things are right again. Does that make any sense? I still have dyspnea on exertion and my energy window is pretty narrow but even those seem to be improving. All in all I am really cautiously optimistic!
any thoughts or ideas about the swelling would be appreciated. I saw some scans of my chest and with the valve and the PM and all the wires I look like a walking hardware store ;)