Twitching/muscle spasms

I received my BVICD 3 weeks ago. I have been experiencing twitching/muscle spasms over my whole body since i received the implant, mostly at night. Please let me know if any of you have had this experience and how you resolved it. Thank you


Bipolar or unipolar setting

by Selwyn - 2019-05-27 09:07:28

I had twitching of the chest wall- as soon as the pacemaker physiologist threw the switch to bipolar return it was a wonderful relief.


by Grateful Heart - 2019-05-27 11:56:02

Could also be a diaphragmatic pacing.  If a lead dislodged it may be stimulating your phrenic nerve which could also cause the spasms. 

In any case, check with your doctor.

Grateful Heart

Twitching/muscle spasms

by voxcwest - 2019-05-29 12:07:19

Thank you for your comments. I'll check with my cardiologist

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In fact after the final "tweaks" of my pacemaker programming at the one year check up it is working so well that I forget I have it.