PACE MAKER PROBLEMS

I have been having fluid built-up after insertion of my pace maker on Feb. 28th of this year...causing pain. The area has been drained once...and again, there is fluid built-up, I am schudeled for another eko...(have had this done every week).
The doctor obviously punctured the heart sac allowing blood in seep in...what would anyone of you advise...second opinion or?

Please help me with this...My life is not back, yet...To add insult to injury...when I went back to the hospital to have the fluid drained, I picked up a viral problem...that has laid me low for almost two week.

HELP


6 Comments

Who was this quack?

by slowhands - 2007-03-30 02:03:16

I would like to know the doctor and hospital name so I can avoid them. I hope you insist that they at least fix things for free. What city do you live in?

stillson@hotmail.com

2nd Opinion

by STennant - 2007-03-30 12:03:26

I highly recommend a second opinion. I waited to long. If you want excellent pacer care I recommend the Cleveland Clinic.... They keep me beating!

Things happen

by queen_beez - 2007-03-31 01:03:46

But not over and over agian. I would tell your doctor that you mean no disrepsect but you want to go somewhere else to have this checked by an unbiased doctor. if you stay in the hospital or clinic that did this they may not be able to seperate themselves without some sort of bias for the doc. I thikn this is just too important to let it go on and on. I would not go back and I would challenge my bill. Especially if you are paying co-pays every time you go to get these procedures done. You would not need to go back if done properly the first time so why should you be responsible for the extra costs. Go to the head of surgery ,don't deal with an underling because you will get no where. Always go to the top, no sense in wasting energy on others that really can't do anything. Finally, when all is said and done consult an attorney. I know it seems that we are a country of lawsuits ,but as I stated to another member,it is not just about the money it is about keeping a doctor from doing subpar surgeries on the next patients he has. I hope all works out for you and if you need anything ask there are many here to listen to you and help you through this. Where do you live? I am in Az. in US.
Truly, your "strange" friend,
Susan

Things happen

by queen_beez - 2007-03-31 01:03:48

But not over and over agian. I would tell your doctor that you mean no disrepsect but you want to go somewhere else to have this checked by an unbiased doctor. if you stay in the hospital or clinic that did this they may not be able to seperate themselves without some sort of bias for the doc. I thikn this is just too important to let it go on and on. I would not go back and I would challenge my bill. Especially if you are paying co-pays every time you go to get these procedures done. You would not need to go back if done properly the first time so why should you be responsible for the extra costs. Go to the head of surgery ,don't deal with an underling because you will get no where. Always go to the top, no sense in wasting energy on others that really can't do anything. Finally, when all is said and done consult an attorney. I know it seems that we are a country of lawsuits ,but as I stated to another member,it is not just about the money it is about keeping a doctor from doing subpar surgeries on the next patients he has. I hope all works out for you and if you need anything ask there are many here to listen to you and help you through this. Where do you live? I am in Az. in US.
Truly, your "strange" friend,
Susan

Things happen

by queen_beez - 2007-03-31 01:03:49

But not over and over agian. I would tell your doctor that you mean no disrepsect but you want to go somewhere else to have this checked by an unbiased doctor. if you stay in the hospital or clinic that did this they may not be able to seperate themselves without some sort of bias for the doc. I thikn this is just too important to let it go on and on. I would not go back and I would challenge my bill. Especially if you are paying co-pays every time you go to get these procedures done. You would not need to go back if done properly the first time so why should you be responsible for the extra costs. Go to the head of surgery ,don't deal with an underling because you will get no where. Always go to the top, no sense in wasting energy on others that really can't do anything. Finally, when all is said and done consult an attorney. I know it seems that we are a country of lawsuits ,but as I stated to another member,it is not just about the money it is about keeping a doctor from doing subpar surgeries on the next patients he has. I hope all works out for you and if you need anything ask there are many here to listen to you and help you through this. Where do you live? I am in Az. in US.
Truly, your "strange" friend,
Susan

Same thing

by boatman50 - 2007-03-31 09:03:14

I also had problems. I got my pm in June 06 as an emergency. The doc that put it in ( a vascular surgeon) did the operation at 8pm and sent me home the next day, with no instructions, no arm sling, nothing. I started having severe pains in my back and down my arm and ended up in the emergency room a couple of nights after. The doc saw me once and said it was nothing. My cardiologist wanted to check further and I had some tests done that showed a lead had pierced my heart and there was also blood around it. I ended up in an ambulance that night into NYC and a great doc that fixed me up, kept me a few days and told me what to expect and how to behave for awhile! Night and day difference. I suggest you get a second opinion asap!

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