Pain in chest & shortness of breath
I had my PM implanted January 2019 and during the summer months of 2019 it was pure hell. Starting in June 2019 until around September 2019 I was constantly having chest pains in my left pectoral near where I had the PM implanted. I would often get short of breath especially during the night around 2 am. Eventually it ceased and I felt pretty normal or a while. Then when the weather started to get colder in November 2019 the pains came again along with a very bad case of GERD. This lasted throughout the winter month and happened almost every night. They are continuous now with the gas in my chest to where I am often short of breath at night time. Also now since the weather is getting hotter, if I drive any distance longer than 20 minutes my blood pressure rises quickly and I feel faint. I mentioned this to my cardiologist and he gave me meds for my blood pressure and to relieve the chest pain. They have helped with the blood pressure but do not help witht he shortness of breath and gas in chest. I tried antacids for the GERD which have helped but after a while my body becomes immune to them and the GERD reoccurs. Any suggestions on how to handle this issue will be appreciated.
You know you're wired when...
You have a little piece of high-tech in your chest.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.