Recent first Pacemaker and sore throat

Hi I got my first pacmaker last week and got some very strange sore throat that won't go away. It's almost as if it was bruised in my throat during the surgery but it's a feeling like I have never experienced before and I am wondering if anyone has had this, if anyone knows what it is, and whether or not I should be worried about it.




Sore throat

by AgentX86 - 2021-06-14 10:49:44

If you had a general aneshetic, they intubated you (passed a tube down your throat to make sure that you can breathe). This often, if not universally, does cause some damage to the throat.  A sore throat for a short time is perfectly normal.  A week is a long time but "last week" is only three days ago.  If you did have a general anesthetic, I wouldn't worry about it.  If it doesn't go away in a few days, or if you didn't have a general, see your PSP.

I wasn’t intubated

by BHD - 2021-06-14 10:58:28

Thank you for the information. It was only a couple of days ago but I wasn't intubated which I why I am confused. If they had stuck something in my throat then I could find an explanation for it.  I guess I'll call my doctor. Thanks again

Sore throat.

by Pharnowa - 2021-06-14 20:48:50

I don't know if this is connected, but since implant, I experience afib in my throat in addition to other ways. But independent of that, I have experienced sore throat for short periods of time that I believe are somehow connected to the PM. I can't explain it, but I don't have a red throat and it's limited.

Prior to the implantation, my heart had a difficult time making it much over 85 HR. Now because of the rate response, it zips right up to 100 when I do activity that I don't even expect it to be raised very much. At such times I sometimes experience that in my throat. 




been there

by Tulp - 2021-06-14 23:02:13


Yes, I had a sore throat after my surgery. I thought II was because of the cold temperture in the operation room. But I do think something happend to my my throat after. Like it is smaller now.  ( I also had a Local anestheasia)

I seem to choke and cough quite often aswell.


Just happened to me with my right heart catheterization!

by asully - 2021-06-17 01:13:35

They likely pressed against a nerve when running your wires as the vessels and nerves run next to each other.  I had the same expierience following a slightly complicated right heart catheterization and it started as a tightness almost like someone had tried to strangle me then advanced to hurting when I swallowed.  They gave me muscle relaxants and pain killers and it passed after about 3 days.  They also did an ultrasound of all my vessels in my neck to make sure there weren't any clots or bleeds.  I hope your situation was like mine and resolves quickly.  I do recommend asking for a muscle relaxer if it feels tight, that seemed to help the most.

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