I dont know what to do!
I have a Medtronic KDR701 Pacemaker for Vasovagal Syncope (on tilt table my heart stopped for 2.5 minutes). I had it implanted when I was 21 (7.5 years ago) and have had little to no problems to date except for the general discomfort of it. This week I have experienced shocks through my shoulder and have gone to get a check up. The doctor told me I have a faulty lead but that I dont need the ventricular lead really so he simply reduced the voltage so as it wouldnt shock me as much and told me to come back in 6 months! I am trying to find information regarding faulty pacemaker leads and more importantly any complications associated with delaying replacement
Can anyone help me out with this information and advise me in anyway?
FYI: dont think Ill be staying with this doctor as I have only recently been referred