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pacemaker implanted i year ago and mitral valve replacement

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pacemaker implanted i year ago and mitral valve replacement 6 mos. before that,for rhuematic heart disease. my right lead is functioning on a high frequency ,causing the battery to be wearing out faster. i get on and off dizziyness,worse at i am actually feeling avib. irregular heart rate,i am being told this is impossible. i am also a night worker 7pm to 8am and havining a hard time sleeping. please tell me what to do. pat
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Doctor G. replied 7 years ago.
Thank you.
Is this a biventricular pacer?
Why did you have it put in?
How do you know the right lead is functioning on a high capacity?
WHen was the last time you had your pacemaker checked?
Have you had a holter monitor done with your pacemaker?
Any medications?
Any medical conditions?