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Removal of permanent Pacemaker
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Removal of permanent Pacemaker

I am 58 and have had a pacemaker for 22 years.
The first one was removed after 8 years and I have had the present one for 14 years. I suspect, with the info I
got from the person doing  my yearly "reprogramming"....that I am not really using this pacer, and that perhaps
the heart problem I got it for originally has somehow disappaitted.
Can the pacer, mainly the wires, ever be removed safely? I would rather not have it, if I don't need it.

Thanks
distressedmom
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The longer the electrodes are in place the harder it is to remove them.  It is far easier to remove the generator and if I were you unless the leads are bothering you significantly I would leave them in place.
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