Chest Pain

What does it feel like when the pacemaker is working?  I've had pain on and off over the last two days.  Mine was implanted in Jan.  Thank you




Feels like?

by Gotrhythm - 2020-05-17 18:36:10

With any luck, all you feel when your pacemaker is working is better. For most people there is no sensation at all of being paced.

Some people can feel it. But it's pretty rare. I'm paced 100% in the atrium and don't feel that at all.  According to my most recent Holter monitor, apparently I do feel it when the ventricle is paced--which fortunatlely is only sometimes. It's unpleasant, but I wouldn't call it pain.

Chest pain should never be ignored. A call to your cardiologist is in order. 


don't assume

by Tracey_E - 2020-05-17 21:08:04

It's easy to get tunnel vision and blame everything on the pacer. Chest pain should always be checked out immediately. You shouldn't feel pacing. The signal the pacer puts out is miniscule, mimicking the signal the heart should be making on its own.

Feels like...

by AgentX86 - 2020-05-18 20:20:57

Nothing.  I'm RV/LV paced (VVIR) 100% of the time and feel nothing, other than a normal hearbeat.  Well, I get PVCs at times (awful) but it's a rarity anymore.

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