Heaviness back of throat when I lie down

I am a 63 year old man. I had a PM Insertion about a month ago and have been experiencing heaviness/dull and pulsating pain at the back of my throat when laying down which dissipates within minutes. I reported the paint to the doctor and he shrugged it off as temporary agitation related to the insertion. My reason for the pacemaker Insertion is a Type 2 AV block. Has anyone else with a similar condition had similar pain when lying down? If so, does anyone have a good explanation for it? Thank you.


Related anatomy

by crustyg - 2019-12-11 03:39:43

The oesophagus (gullet) runs right behind the left atrium.  If your LA is enlarged or tends to enlarge when you lie down (increased venous return to the heart) then this might be related, and could settle down after a few beats.  You might easily feel a few pulsations.

If you have any degree of cardiomyopathy (heart muscle damaged, not necessarily from coronary artery disease) this might make it worse.

You may well have to get used to it, I'm afraid. 


by Gotrhythm - 2019-12-11 15:25:36

I'm so glad we have you.

laying down

by CatAnn - 2019-12-16 14:33:45

I also had a PM inserted a month ago.  I find that I feel the pulsations when I lay down, not in the back of my throat, but in my upper chest.  Humm weird

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