Hi Annie, Thank you for letting me know. I dont have a Medtronic I have a Guidant device but they have had some recalls and problems with their equipment. I have a dual lead and did have to have a lead revision done one month after implantation as I had a fall which pulled the leads out of my heart.
I dont want to scare you but, the revision was the worst and most painful surgery I have ever had. Since it was done a month after the initial surgery the leads had already started to scar into place and it surgeon just having to move them again was extremely painful. Of course I was awake and coherent through the whole surgery which was some kind of adverse reaction to what ever medication they were trying to give to me. I dont believe that happens to most people. But it is a painful procedure.
Now, I do have pain with my leads and they are very prominent in my chest as is my device. I have lost some weight so I as sure that is the reason. But the area where the leads sits is always very sore. My revision was done 2 yrs ago.
Please Annie, do keep us informed on what happens and how your doing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
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