Could it have been a faulty pacemaker?
Hello, I just joined. I honestly don't know what else to do right now until we find out more from the Coroner.. my father had a pacemaker put in on August 30, 2022. ... I believe 9 days ago. He woke up this morning feeling very weak and extremely short of breath. He was very pale and clamy. Started getting very disoriented, he was not able to hold his head up and instead of talking, he could only mumble. I called 911 right away. By the time they got here, he had almost collapsed. They did a few things in the house, but needed to get him to the er asap, his pulse was dropping. By the time they got him outside, on the stretcher they were having to try to revive him and in the ambulance, had to start shocking him. They continued to do this...we headed to the er. An hour past, the Dr came to talk to us..they had been working on my Dad for over an hour, shocking him..he would hold a pulse for a second no longer than 2 seconds they would have to shock him again. They shocked him so many times to do everything they could to bring him back to us, all of his ribs got broken due to the intensity of the work they were doing on him. We didn't get to bring him home with us. We have to go to the Funeral Home in the morning to make arrangements. This wasn't supposed to happen. He was very healthy, especially for a 76 year old man that worked hard, every day to provide a good life for his family. Why did this happen? Why didn't we get to bring him home with us? The er Dr told us in his opinion, he had a faulty pacemaker put in. And that is why we didn't get to bring him home. My question is...has anyone else been through this or heard of this? I'm so lost, so confused. He was fine yesterday, and today.....he's gone.
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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.