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i have both pacemaker & defibrillator wired into my heart
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i have both pacemaker & defibrillator wired into my heart


what would my options be if one of th
e leads came loose & started to deteriate from defibrillator
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You could have isolated lead extraction if the generator didn't need to be changed.  A lead could then be reimplanted without having to change the generator.  

You should discuss with the electrophysiologist who implanted the device.

Hope that helps!
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If the implanted lead resistance/impedance is still within 300-1500ohms, its possible that you may undergo a lead reposition procedure but if not and its not possible to extract the lead, EP will use a lead cap and implant a new lead. Better have a pacemaker interrogation.
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