TAVR Surger

I am home from TAVR surgery.  I noticed my pacemker kind of hurts a bit...not bad but I am wondering if being moved from bed to table to bed and to table again for a second surgery due to some internal bleeding, if this jarred my pacemaker out of position and if so, will it slip back into place?


Not sure what has happened?

by Gemita - 2023-05-21 13:33:57

Indyglo, I don't know what happened during your surgery or the significance of any internal bleeding but I would seek advice on this too at the same time as asking about whether you need to go back on Apixaban (see my comments below in your second post).  You sound very brave and in control of the situation, but you are recovering from important surgery and your doctors need to be aware of what is going on, so that there are no unexpected surprises.  Did they do a chest X-ray or any imaging before you left hospital to check the position of your pacemaker and leads?

Pacemaker and Surgery

by Indyglo - 2023-05-21 19:37:48

No, they did not check the pacemaker, only the location of the heart valve.  I see the Dr. on Wed. for followup and will check on this.


by USMC-Pacer - 2023-05-21 20:05:27

Sorry for what you are experiencing. I would love to hear more about the TAVR procedure. I am also having the procedure here in Boston on June 1st. How did it go? Did you notice improvement afterwards? I have my pre-op on Wednesday.. no idea what that entails. Anyway, hope all turns out ok for you..

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As for my pacemaker (almost 7 years old) I like to think of it in the terms of the old Timex commercial - takes a licking and keeps on ticking.