gap above my pacemaker this morning as if it had moved

I saw this morning that my pacemaker (which I've had for over a year) has a sunk in place just above it and it wasn't there until now.  Do I need to check this out?


3 Comments

Movement

by Persephone - 2022-09-04 12:41:34

"If in doubt, check it out" is always great advice - if you have concerns check with your medical team. I hope you're feeling OK. You don't describe how much movement you experienced, but the main thing is that you have questions.

Device movement

by AgentX86 - 2022-09-04 15:37:10

By all means, have it checked out.  When in doubt, call your doctor.  At the bare minimum it'll lower your anxiety.

In this case, without seeing it, of course, my bet would be that it  has moved.  Pacemakers are tethered to the pectoral muscle with a stitch.  Often that stitch pulls free and the pacemaker moves some.  If the pocket doesn't allow it to go one a complete walk-about, they won't do anything.  They should know about it and it's worth a check anyway.

Pacemaker Migration

by Selwyn - 2022-09-05 17:03:46

MIgration of pacemakers is a well recognised complication: up, down, or around! Sometimes even into you or out of you!

Definately best to see your physician. 

 

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