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Pacemaker pain

Hi all

I am 46 and I am 17 days post pacemaker insertion for complete heart block. At 10 days I started with central chest pain, worse on inspiration and my d dimer was raised. My ECG and troponin was normal. My CTPA was negative.

Although the pain is easing, it reoccurs at night when I am led on my R side. The pacemaker is on my L.

I am having a check of the pacemaker on weds to check positioning etc. It feels like something is poking me in the chest on the inside. 

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Lost soul with confusing heart

I'm not sure where to start..but I apologize for this seeming long.

My echo a few months back was a mess. Atrium not pumping at times..etc etc..

Now was told I have pacemaker syndrome and have had a 45 day monitor on.

I spoke to cardiologist briefly and he had a report of first two weeks with it on. It was brief, he stated he tried to reach my electrophysiologist but that my report has many variations so far. All I wrote was wide complex tachycardias..bundle branch block...

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Lots of PVC’s after CRT-P placement

Doc says if metaprolol does not quell pvc’s, may need ablation, early ablation, that is. If PM sees pvc, it does not fire. He wants 100% pacing. If pacing falls below 90%, 80%, due to premature LV contractions it is very much a concern, as ventricles are not in sync. I think, if beta-blocker slows down heart rate sufficiently, PM should get in first and díctate pacing rhythm. If not, the contractions of left ventricle need to be disabled. No doubt th...

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Negative Effect of Rate Response on someone with Pacemaker Syndrome

I've had my ICD now (on my third one now, a CRT-D) for 10 years.  It did it's job with a few shocks early on but VT is fortunately mostly a thing of the past.  However over the last 5 or so years I've become quite symptomatic (low blood pressure, syncope) when BiV paced during activity.   I thought is was just progression of cardiomyopathy but I couldn't get out of my mind that it was pacemaker induced (I had all  the classic symptoms of Pacemaker Synd...

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Breathing and bumps

Had my PM 10/19 and there are times it feels like I'm trying to catch my breath. It's not like grabbing my chest shortness, but just feels like I need an extra deep breath. Also I've noticed that my PM feels like it's more bumpy than before. When I had mine put in it didn't seem like it was so close to the surface. Now I can feel all the bumps and ridges of the PM and it's seems like there is a burning feeling every once in awhile. Not like fire burning but it's a...

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Right side neck pain / difficulty breathing post PM

Hi all. Im 49 and just had a. PM placed 10 days ago as a result of syncope.  The PM site is now healing well in spite of a nasty staph infection post surgery. For about the past 5 days,I’ve been having right side neck pain every evening that remains throughout the night. The pain doesn’t worsen with movement and comes with severe difficulty in getting a full breath (almost like when you have to yawn but can’t). Weird I know but this has only been since the PM...

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Painful nipple

Had my Defribilator in last August. About 3 months after that, I noticed pain around my nipple. I do not ordinary feel any pain unless someone or something touches it or when I lie on it. It is most on the nipple. 

Has anyone noticed such? Sometimes I wonder if it is due to the implant because the pain is about 2 inches away from the nipple.

Suggestions or experience sharing please.

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Warfarin

first off forgive me I’m a horrible speller can I get a vasectomy while on warfarin or how’s that work

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Second pacemaker installed

Need help. Spouse is 77 and had the second pacemaker installed because the first went bad. Is struggling with swelling on the feet and very painful and water around the heart. Was doing good but primary dr saw some changes to her kidneys and wanted to reduce some of the meds. This created a tailspin and for the last week has been hardly able to walk due to swollen and painful feet. The heart dr had her put back on the regular meds and she is doing better but it’s been a slow process. Sh...

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Lightheaded

New to this forum and could really use some help.  Three months ago my husband had a pacemaker implanted and hasn't been the same since.  It seems that with any small exertion he becomes lightheaded.  This lasts for about a minute and then he stabilizes.  It is almost as though his pacemaker isn't able to keep up with him.  We are so new to this device and I am doing everything I can to be supportive.  We have seen the cardiologist along with the Abbott p...

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Continuing Pain in left chest

I am not sure whats going on here.  Pacemaker implanted Feb 2019 after going to hospital for 3 days for Tikosyn for tacycardia.  Last day there EKG showed sick sinus node. Hense, pacemaker the next day.

All was going well, until this past week, dull aching pain in left chest.  Blood pressure dropped 90/83; 96/81 and 85/71. Weekend...called dr. because of dull pain suggested ER just to check,.

Nothing irregular on chest xray, blood work fine, no heart damage...they h...

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Pain in deep left chest after Pace

Has anyone ever experienced dull ache in left side of chest after pace (2/8/19)

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Returning Symptoms

Morning All

I’m seven months post dual chamber pm and generally it’s been fine, it’s set low and for infrequent as it seems I’m sensitive to the pain when it paces, but generally seems OK. 

Except, 4 weeks ago I started getting similar symptoms to those which caused me to head to the doc, fatigue climbing the stairs, lightheartedness, short of breath, poor sleep, waking up exhausted, sweating after little effort. 

I’m back se...

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Unusual case of right heart failure

Hello everyone. Several doctors, including a couple at UCLA, have told me my case is highly unusual, so bear with me while I explain. In late 2017, I contracted a common virus. For some reason, it attacked my heart (myocarditits) and I went to the ER with bradycardia. The virus disabled the electrical system of my heart, so I had a pacemaker installed. From the onset, one lead, the one in my atrium, has not worked. For the past 18 months, I've struggled with fatigue and shortness of...

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Triple heart pacemaker increase in pain from legs,Claudication?

I recently joined  the Forum,and shared my experiences from Dec 2017 when I was informed out of the blue that I was suffering from severe left venticule block .In Feb 2018 I had stents fitted,followed by a multitude ot tests,next came a 3hr operation in October 2018 followed by another 3hr opertion New Years Eve 2018,and finally another 3hr opeation in January 2018 which finished with the implant of a triple  heart pacemaker.

prior to discoverinbg my heart problems I was plaug...

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Pacemaker movement

To: Red Rock Girl, 

Thank you so much for sharing your story with me and us here. I have found this information to be so helpful, it has truly calmed me into a more rational head now and I am thinking more clearly. I have so much to be grateful for I must remember that. I came thru the first time and don't want if I don't to go thur another another surgery. 

I will see a friend of family who is a fine plastic surgeon which somone suggested I see that may be...

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Still having pain

Good afternoon. I had my PM implanted 10/26/2018. I am still experiencing pain around the PM is this normal. I am not sure if it is because of my job or not. All of my doctors say that it is workin just fine. I am a School Bus Attendant, the streets in my county is very bumpy and sometimes i can feel it move a little, my doctors wont,n give me anything for the discomfort but told me to takeTylenol. Does anyone think that maybe I should shorten my hours or work 4 days a week instead of 5 days....

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Pacemaker movement

Saw my Doctor this past week and he said it was up to me if I wanted repositioned. That has scared me as I made it thru the first surgery happily. I don't think that I could put myself thru it again. I don't think that it is happy where it is but looking at the long view, I had a blood clot after the surgery which I a still battling so I am going to take a back seat for a while till I get some things ironed out. However that having been said I thank you all for the kind information. T...

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low blood pressure

Hi,

I haven't been on here in quite some time now.   I received a pacemaker over 2 years ago (still love it) but am having low blood pressure lately.   Last night it was 87 over 56.   I checked it for about 15 minutes on and off and the highest it got was 96 over 64.   I went to the ER last week over this and they sent me home after watching me 6 hours and told me to followup with my EP.  But they can't see me until May 14th.

An...

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Pacemaker

My pacemaker has moved from my collarbone to approching under my arm. For 3 months after placement it has steadily moved but now it is hurting, sort of this low level kind of pain. Is there enough slack in the leads lines for the pacemaker to move around and this far without getting detached? 

Thank you, 

rvcJoan

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Hi, I am 47 and have had a pacemaker for 7 months and I’m doing great with it.