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Guidant Device Replaced


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  • Guidant Device Replaced

    Hello-- I had my guidant 1861 replaced yesterday at the Mayo Clinic. I am still pretty sore but I am doing well. They made we be their at 6.00 AM in the morning and I was given an IV at 6 30. Then I waited until 11:25 AM before I was brought to be operated room. Almost 4 1/2 hours is a long time to wait with an IV in your hand, not being able to eat. I was very let down by the Saint Mary's hospital this time. But anyhow, my new device is working fine so far!
    Anyone else having their guidant devices replaced? Anyone have a recalled device that they are keeping in?

  • #2
    Hi Daniel
    I am very fortunate, my device is a Metronic.

    Was your Guidant 1861 replaced with another Guidant or Metronic?

    I'm surprised to see that you were let down by Saint Mary's hospital. I have been hospitalized there many, many times and I highly praise the nurses, doctors, etc.

    I hope it wasn't anything serious.

    You will be sore for a few days. Remember, no raising your arm for awhile and take any pain medication/Tylenol for the pain. It will get better.

    Take care


    • #3

      I'm glad to hear you got your device replaced and all is going well. I'm sorry your experience with St. Mary's was not that great this time, but even the best of centers can let us down from time to time. As much as I praise the many virtues of Cleveland Clinic, there are things about that place that drive me up a wall... and waiting is one of them. Grrrr.

      Going to the best sometimes means we have to be extra patient, and Mayo is certainly one of the best.

      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."


      • #4
        I was replaced with another Guidant device.


        • #5
          I have a Guidant, one that was implanted after they found out about the error but was not upgraded as far as I can figure out. My EP doesn't think it should be replaced. I'm not happy!