Painful pectoral muscle by pacemaker site

I'm curious if anyone else has had pectoral muscle pain by their pacemaker implantation site? I am 2 1/2 years post-op implantation of my 2nd pacemaker, both on left side. This pacemaker was implanted by a different doctor than the 1st and he implanted it in a completely different site than the first, up high near my shoulder. My 1st was lower at the top of my breast. Also I had rotator cuff surgery on the same side about 3 months after the new pacemaker surgery. I am having constant pec muscle pain & it radiates all the way up my neck to my jaw on that side. Would moving the pacemaker somewhere else & cleaning up the scar tissue help? Please help, I'm super frustrated & hurting immensely. Thanks.



by sparkplug28 - 2023-05-12 22:09:17

Thank you for your response. However, I was reaching out here because I have exhausted all of those other treatments. I am 2 years post-op on the rotator cuff repair too btw, and it was my 2nd rotator cuff repair. I had already had the right side done 2 years before that.

sorry about your pain

by new to pace.... - 2023-05-12 22:12:06

You might try acupuncture for the scar tissue. Also for the pain.

To heal my rotator rcuff tear I used acupuncture with electric, B-12 shots with botanical.

new to pace


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