Has anyone had any experience with misplaced leads? Can leads be ‘slightly’ misplaced? i.e. still making good electrical contact with myocardium but protruding enough to irritate the pericardium?
CTscan shows my RV lead near apex but cardiologist noted “brightness of lead can cause some artifact about where lead actually ends in myocardium”.
My surgeon put in extra long leads to accommodate my athletics, but now I’m reading that long leads can act like a spring. Has anyone had an issue like that? When I sleep on my side I can feel my shoulder impinge on the PM and leads. Sometimes it hurts and then I get the heavy irritation feeling afterwards.
My doctor thinks I have chronic pericarditis even tho echocardiogram, ESR and C-reactive tests show no inflammation. The problem is that my symptoms are intermittent (some days I feel great) and that doesn’t fit with any usual diagnosis.
Thanks for your input.
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