Uneasiness in middle of chest

Had my pacemaker surgery 6 days ago, ok for the first couple of days, the last 3 days been having an uneasiness in middle of chest , my heart rate is 66, my BP is 144 over 80. Didn't have this uneasiness before . But I am belching alot more and alot more gas. It really concerned me a couple of days ago, go back to see my doctor tomorrow.  They put it in because my heart rate was really low, and my heart stop 3 times over the last 2 years and stop once while I was driving and had a bad car wreck. When I seen you all sharing about this , it releave me some, another explanation of this could be anxiety, I guess...


3 Comments

Don't stress

by Gotrhythm - 2020-08-12 17:53:28

I'm not a doctor, but it occurs to me that one cause of "uneasiness in the chest" could be that your heart is beating much faster than you are used to.

As you are probably aware, you can have a heartbeat that's too slow, without really feeling it's too slow. For you, too slow feels "normal."

When many people get a pacemaker and experience a heart that is actually beating fast enough, they feel revved up, hyper, over-energized, or nervous. I had trouble going to sleep, once I didn't fall into bed every night completely exhausted, asleep before my head hit the pillow. I actually had to relearn how to relax at night and go to sleep.

No need to stress over it. This is most likely a feeling that will go away as it becomes your "new normal."

Thanks Gotrhythm

by Joe65 - 2020-08-12 18:40:54

Thanks for the comments, that really helps , I go back to see doctor tomorrow . I have been freaking out alot.

Middle of chest

by AgentX86 - 2020-08-13 22:07:09

If it's in the middle of the chest, I'd suspect something gastronomic going on.  Normally heart issues present themselves on the sides (arms, shoulders, side, ...).

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