Warm sensation

Hello, my dad has a pacemaker fitted last Thursday and he has been recovering well. Today, he said he felt a warm sensation internally from the pacemaker, he has been feeling okay all day but I think he was worrying a bit. I put my hand on the pacemaker but I did not feel much warmer then usual? He also has a device that reads his pacemaker and sends the information back to the cardiologist. Should I be worried or is this normal? 





by Tracey_E - 2019-12-01 18:18:29

Warmth is not normal. The device will report if the pacer is pacing, probably won't pick up anything that could cause warmth. My first thought is infection, but that wouldn't happen so quickly. When in doubt, call and ask to be seen.


by Bionic Beat - 2019-12-01 22:00:09

I agree with Tracey_E, get your Dad checked out in case infection is brewing. 

Please do not assume its 'worrying' as things can/do go wrong but quick intervention makes most things fixable.

Most of my family is from the UK, so I really understand the 'worrying', stiff upper lip thingy.  

Better to be safe, always.  Hope he feels better soon.


Bionic Beat





by WazzA - 2019-12-02 10:35:19

Best to check for infection, but I reckon it is quite normal when you think there is now a foreign body inside you & antibodies will be fighting it ,trying to reject it.

But definitely NOT worth ignoring it.  I hope you, your family especially your Dad recover quickly & enjoy the good times to come.   


by AgentX86 - 2019-12-02 11:47:22

The idea behind  the titanium case and the particular plastics they use for the pacemaker is that the body's immune system doesn't notice them. It's a very bad thing if it does. You would be one sick puppy in short order.

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by ar_vin - 2019-12-02 12:36:56

Welcome to the PM club!

Please add more details to the profile so you may get more helpful responses.

I noticed that you entered "Year of birth" as 1995 - is that yours or the patient's? I suggest you add info about the PM recipient even if that's not you.



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