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Surgery Update - Lead Replacement

Posted Jan 23 2009 3:45pm
I had to be at the hospital by 5:30 am on Wednesday. I was taken into surgery at 7:00 and the procedure took almost 2 hours. The surgeon opened the same incision pocket but had to widen it as he was having trouble getting to the lead. Once it was replaced and screwed into the right ventricle they had to shock me with my defibrillator to make sure it was working correctly. It burned my back
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