Quick chest pain followed by sweating

Had my PM installed in May. This has happened to me about 5 times since. I get a quick sharp pain in my chest (like one quick heart beat) and break out in a cold sweat.
Went EMERG the first time it happened and had blood work and ECG. All looked to be "normal", but this can't be normal... can it?


Chest Pain

by Silversmith - 2007-09-04 02:09:05

Nope, I don't think it is normal.

I don’t know how it may be connected to your pacemaker. But if you did not have this pain before you got it, then I think the odds are that is pacemaker related. Pacemakers can be wonderful gadgets, but they can also bring with them a house full of issues.

To often the doctor will pass problems off as not pacemaker related because that doctor does not have to live with the problem or because that doctor doesn't have any idea how to fix the problem. So you may find yourself living with the problem or your having to continuously bug the doctor to get it corrected.

Good luck,


Chest Pain and Sweating

by janell - 2007-09-04 03:09:05

If your doctor doesn't seem to know what the problem is and passes it off as some other health related problem, you may want to seek a second opinion. My mother was having some problems after getting a new pacemaker and the doctor didn't seem to have a clue what the problem was. So she went to another cardiologist who detected the problem right away. Don't stop until you find the answer. Hope everything works out well for you.

Best Regards,


by peacemaker - 2007-09-05 11:09:01

I have had PM for 11 months, was on meds for 6 months(noratriptylene) found out persons with heart disease can't take it. I quit cold turkey, haven't had the pain or the sweats as much as before. Still have them just fewer and further apart. More tolerable.
None of the docs know I quit taking meds, they will find out when I go for my year check-up.


pain caused from pacemaker

by Miles - 2007-09-18 03:09:11

I posted a ad about this problem of pain after my icd was implanted. Since 2003 I experience unexplanable chest . I have over 100 ER visits and a number of hospital stays because of chest pain and pain at my pace maker site. Doctors tell me that my blood work looks fine and they see no problems. However I enter the hospital with chest pain of a 8 or greater and leave in the same pain. I believe that my pain is caused from my icd. I never had any chest pain before I got my pacemaker /Difib. Someone needs to gp public with this concern and an investigation need to be done because there is a cover up. Somebody sould be held accountable!

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