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  • 1.  Pacemaker Lead Retrieval ??

    Posted 03-08-2024 07:53

    Does anyone have experience with pacemaker lead retrieval? I would love to connect with you!

    Karin Bertozzi
    Chapter 94

  • 2.  RE: Pacemaker Lead Retrieval ??

    Posted 03-12-2024 14:51

    I'm not sure if this is "retrieval". After my original implant, June of 2023, they determined one of the leads had dropped. I went back in for outpatient repairs where they removed the ICD, fixed the lead, and re-implanted it. I was awake the entire procedure and experienced no discomfort. I don't think I needed any pain meds following this procedure. 

    Duane Hookom