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tbf524 posted:
I'm due to get one on the 23rd of September.
I'm not overly concerned but should I be? I guess I'm afraid of BECOMING afraid as the time draws nearer.
Also, the doctor wants to add a '4th' wire just to be safe.
Is the scar from this pretty small? Will the '4th' wire add to that?
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
The risk of major complications from a pacemaker implantation are low, but should be discussed with your doctor. The scar is generally two inches long or smaller. The number of wires does not specifically impact the size of the scar. You might want to discuss the purpose of each wire for your procedure with your doctor. Take care and all best for the upcoming procedure.


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