I am 31 years old female with a complete av heart block. Next month, I will be getting a pacemaker with two lead wires implemented, but I'm having trouble with deciding on where I want the pacemaker. I honestly don't want it under the skin above the pectoral muscle. My doctor suggests to place it under the pectoral muscle. I'm worried it's going to bother me when I carry bag packs, or doing upper body workouts. The doctor also doesn't think that having a pacemaker under the breast is the best option for the long run. I would like it under the breast. Just FYI, I'm very active and love to travel/hike.
Is placing the pacemaker under the pectoral muscle the best placement? Or should I try to get the pacemaker under the breast?
I would love to hear your opinions! If you could go back, would you change where your pacemaker is located?