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length of time

Hi, Can anybody tell me about how long I can expect the batteries to last in a Bi-V pm that paces 100% of the time? Thank you. AMYMARLA

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TWO SURGERIES

Hello Everyone, I was recently diagnosed with third degree heart block. I am 50 years old and never had any symptoms and felt great! The only way I found out about my condition was by working out at the gym. I always wondered why my heart rate would never get up there when I was on the treadmill. So I decided to go get it checked out. Seems I have a bad AV node.I was implanted with a medtronic dual lead PM of Feb. of this year. Just in time for Valentines Day.The first surgery was not so good....

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EXTRACT OR NOT EXTRACT

Hello folks!...

I am star...couldn't get in so had to re-register.

I saw my EP today...and the only question is whether to extract my 14 year old at343 lead...It's a single lead that set for demand.

However today the EP said again it was risky and gave me the 1 in hundred or two hundred of potential problems with lead extraction. And that a cardiac surgeon had to be present to crack open should there be any bleeding...

His advise was to leave it in an...

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leads replaceed

Hi Everyone,

I had my first pacemaker 1996 not the best experience. Had problems with right arm.Went for therapy and cortizone shot helped. In 2004 my lead was fractured while i was getting out of my car for work. The funnies nosie which I cant explain . I was very active so probably the lead got worned .I went to my doctor.'. went for test and referred me to a dr. in Albany. It was scary due to the risk involved. I had both leads replaces and a new pacemaker on my same right side . I...

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Battery Change

My son is 3 years old and has had a pacemaker since birth. My son has congenitive heart block. He has to get new batteries within 6 months or less. I am not sure what to expect. Will this be hard on him? Am I worring over nothing?

I know when they put his pacemaker in he had a hard time recovering and got infections, was sadated for 3 days. Also, my sons pacer does all of his work for him and this is why he needs to have the batteries replaced in only 3 years time.

T...

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1st checkup

I had a Medtronic Novas implanted 30 days ago and just had my first checkup. Battery voltage is 2.78 volts. One of the leads has 623 ohms resistance and the other has 1205 ohms resistance. Do these numbers sound ok?
Many thanks

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Remove old leads before it is too late

Old leads can cause major problems. They can calisify and get into spots that cause interfernce in thef future.

It happened to me on vacation. I had a pacer inserted 30 yrs ago. When the attereies wore out the pacer was reoved and leads left in. Five yrs after remval I ned a new pacer. The cappedleads were uncaped and used. 11 yrs la leads.er the batteries wore out and a new pacer was installed with the old leads.

In March 2007 major problems crept into the picture and pa...

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old leads

My wife is 49 and has had a pm since the age of 9. Back in the day pm were placed in the abdomin.
Her xray looks like a map of the united states.
We were told that the wires (leads) were not a problem to be left in.
Does anyone have any experience or studies or opinions if this would ever be a problem.
I am sure some are fractured.
At some point she will get a scar revesion to replace the very large scar and tissue from the many battery replacements.
They will free...

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lead broke

Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it is ok to leave a lead dangling inside. My heart defib shocked me 35 times within 18 minutes because my lead broke. Since this happened I have had muscle twitches all over my body and vibrations. I have seen a neuro for this but am wondering if the dangled lead inside could be causing some kind of electrical interference? Also just wondering if the lead should be cut back or not? One other time i had to have a lead cut down and another put in...

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Battery issue of a Pacemaker, KDR901

Dear Sir/Madam:
A friend of mine in China is currently using a Implantable Pacemaker-Kappa, model KDR901 from Medtronic. It was bought via an agent one year ago. However, the battery in it seems not working well and shows low voltage number (2.6 v). The local Medtronic office in Shanghai did not provide a good service in explaining it in details. They suggested to buy a new one. It costs US$10,000 in China for a new one. Obviously this cost is way too high for a low income family. My friend...

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Displaced Lead

Has anyone left a displaced lead (it is apparently caught on to a place in my heart where is is not supposed to be, not free floating) in for an extended period of time like months or years? The Atrial lead is shut off for now and I am having minor symptoms, but nothing too uncomfortable. I am wondering if this can be a long term solution or if another surgery is inevitable. Thanks always for the feedback and support. Shanna

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New batteries going to 15 years!!

http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/18/eaglepicher-claims-worlds-smallest-implantable-battery/

EaglePicher claims "world's smallest" implantable battery
Posted Mar 18th 2007 1:48AM by Darren Murph
Filed under: Misc. Gadgets

We've just about had our fill of "world's smallest" gizmos this week, but when it comes to a new development in the battery realm, we certainly won't complain with delivering power in a less burdensome manner. Vancouver's own EaglePicher Medical P...

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