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Over 99% of patients survive the process of CDI and a percentage less than 33% of complications related to surgery. Complications of surgery CDI may include:
- excessive bleeding
- perforation of the lung or heart muscle
- stroke or heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- formation of blood pool (hematoma) beneath the skin surface Read the rest of this entry »
Chances are your doctor schedule your first follow up visit a week or two after surgery. On this visit, the doctor will inspect your incision and remove the stitches or staples. He or she will also verify the correct functioning of ICD.
After the first return visit, it is likely to return for follow-up of the CDI every three to six months. If you have problems or complaints, this schedule up should continue for the next three to four years. During follow-up visits your doctor will monitor the battery level of your CDI, programming and electronic records. After three to four years, according to their progress, monitoring can be scheduled less frequently. Read the rest of this entry »
Before surgery, be placed on a hospital gown and remove all jewelry and watches.
The most common location to place the pulse generator of the CDI is under the left collarbone. Will be shaved and cleaned skin in this area and put in a local anesthesia. If you need more than a local anesthetic to feel comfortable, your doctor may use conscious sedation, a form of anesthesia that allows you to stay awake and pain during surgery.
I made a small incision in the area numb your collarbone. Then made a small incision in a vein (called the cephalic vein) under your collarbone. The vein is used as a corridor to pass the CDI electrodes to his heart. Some models of CDI using an electrode, while others use more. Read the rest of this entry »