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  • Pacemaker Removed?

    I am finally visiting a COE after many years not having the availability due to where I lived, insurance problems, etc. So I wonder if the COE folks will want to change/undo things that the other unsure cardiologists did, such as my pacemaker. When it was installed, the cardiologist was pretty convinced a pacer would make my symptoms go away, which it did at first but later the symptoms came back...chest pain, dizziness, and passing out. So, has anyone ever heard of someone having a pacemaker removed in an instance like this?

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    I don't think anyone can guess whether they'd want to do something like that. We're not MDs, and even if we were, we don't have any information about your heart.

    Are pacemakers sometimes removed? Of course. But extracting the leads isn't a simple business, so it's not done lightly. It's definitely a procedure about which you'd want to ask a lot of questions, including questions about the experience of the surgeon doing the work.

    Gordon
    Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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