A 29-year-old female asked:
what r the long term side effects to being 100% paced with a dual lead pacemaker? i have one &am paced100%at top, 70%at bottom, im almost 30yrs old.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
44 years experience Cardiology
Long life: The long term side effects of av sequential ("dual lead") pacing is that you should lead a long and healthy life, assuming you don't have any other illness! the pacemaker battery will need to be changed periodically which, at your age, will add to up many changes over the course of the next 50 or so years. (maybe they'll invent better batteries? I'm sure they're working on it.).
Answered on Dec 9, 2012
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