Chest pain on exertion

Hi all 

i had a dual chamber pacemaker fitted in November 2019 for bradycardia and intermittent heart block. Since then I have had shortness of breath and chest pain on exertion. I do feel a whole lot better in general. Not sure I should see a doctor or whether it's normal. Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated 

thank you 



by Tracey_E - 2020-02-03 08:56:04

Shortness of breath could mean the settings need tweaked. Chest pains could be scar tissue and things settling in, or it could be something else going on. I would not try to exert until you can be seen. 

SOB after pacemaker implant

by AgentX86 - 2020-02-03 09:20:37

Shortness of breath indicates that the body isn't getting enough oxygen. Chest pain is one sign that the heart isn't getting enough oxygen, but there are other causes (that boil down to the heart not getting enough oxygen).

I would guess that your pacemaker needs some serious tuning or there is something else going way wrong. See a cardiologist as soon as possible.

Chest pain on exertion

by Selwyn - 2020-02-03 11:49:35

Chest pain on exertion should always be taken seriously. I would be wanting to see a physician fairly urgently, even worse if you also are having shortness of breath. 

Either be seen this day or the next.

No doctor will think you are wasting their time.

Same as You

by arentas80 - 2020-02-03 13:55:35

Hi there!

I had my PM put in on 12/30/2019. I was experiencing SOB prior but it got worse after implant. I also experienced chest pain with exertion as well but it felt related to the SOB. Anyhow the docs said I was fine and to continue to exercise. It's gotten better with time but I would still see your doctor. Your case may be a little different than mine. I still feel SOB with anxiety but once I do some breathing exercises it seems to subside. Best of luck!


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