My husband has severe chronic chest pain since having a sudden death cardiac event with CPR 9 years ago. His pain is extreme and it is like having a heart attack all the time. He requires a lot of narcotics just to take the edge off his pain. His cardiologist and PM doctor have decided an SCS is his next step because he has had all the traditional treatments for his heart conditions and nothing has improved his condition as much as we would expect. It is believed he might have some nerve damage from his multiple heart attacks along with severe small vessel disease which can be extremely painful.
Has anyone here been treated with a SCS for angina? I think it would be great to hear what others like him have been through and how much help it has been. I don't expect it to be a miracle cure but any improvement would be life changing for him. His quality of life is pretty bad right now. He also has a defibrillator/pacemaker so I do have worries about the interference between the two devices. His cardiologist says that studies in other countries have shown that it is ok to have both devices at the same time. He and the PM doctor consulted together and decided it would be OK for him to have this done.
Thanks in advance for any insight.