Post Cardiac Injury Syndrome
Hello, I’m a 62 yr old female, had pacemaker surgery on Sept 12, 2019. During the procedure I woke up with excruciating pain in the right side of my chest chest. They were having trouble controlling the bleeding from the surgery site and also had to redo the leads. After surgery, I continued to complain about the pain in my right side when I took a breath or moved, the surgery site was not causing much discomfort. This right side chest pain has continued and on Sept 24 I saw my Primary, who thought I may have cracked a rib. She did some bloodwork and xrays. The xrays show fluid in my right lung, and elevated d dimmer (1195). After hospital admission and rule out of PE, they discharged me without any answers, but I was still in pain. My daughter, who is a nurse, has been looking for answers and came across Post Cardiac Injury Syndrome. Has anyone heard of such a thing after pacemaker surgery? The treatment is anti inflammatories, which I had been taking for teeth pain, but since had stopped. I took some ibuprofen this morning and symptoms have subsided, although not gone. Any other possible answers? Any help would be appreciated. I have a call into my primary with my daughter’s guess. Also, when I told my EP after surgery, he said, “ I have no idea by it would hurt there, it should feel better in a few days”! I am now on day 15 post surgery! Thank you
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