Keep getting "thumps" in my chest
Well- I received my ICD on June 2nd so I guess I am now 3 wks post implant (seems much longer). Ever since then I have these "thump" feelings in my left/middle chest behind my sternum. Like someone tapped me with one of those rubber reflex hammers- not painful but very noticable. There are usually 2 or 3 right in a row. I don't have them every day but sometimes it is several days in a row. I had them Sat, then Monday & Tues this week.
I never had any documented arrythmia and they implanted the ICD as a preventive measure due to my LVNC. They did think it was possible that I had arrythmia in the past though when I described many sleepless nights in which my heart felt as if it was "racing" but nothing was ever documented.
One person I asked mentioned PVC's but this is completely new. I would remember if this had happened before. Another mentioned compressed nerve endings and just the device settling.
I did call the Dr and basically twisted their arm into making an appt for me on the 30th. I would just like to hear what my wonderful PM club friends might think. Questions I should ask?
I don't know if that is what a shock is like- I was imagining that a shock would be a single time not multiples??
Could it be the pace function?
Thanks in advance!
You know you're wired when...
Youre officially battery-operated.
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.