Lupus

Anyone aware of developing lupus  after having pacemaker fitted 


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Lupus

by Gemita - 2023-02-17 06:28:19

Peter, are you suggesting that the pacemaker could cause Lupus?  I see it rather that Lupus could be a reason why we might need a pacemaker because Lupus can adversely affect the heart which might then require pacing. 

I see from your earlier post that you described a facial rash?  Have you now been officially diagnosed with Lupus which is an auto immune inflammatory condition which can affect many organs?  Lupus can be very difficult to diagnose.  Lupus can be controlled during flare ups with lifestyle changes and with medication.  I hope this proves to be the case for you if you have been diagnosed with Lupus?  

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lupus/symptoms-causes/syc-20365789

Lupus

by Tracey_E - 2023-02-17 10:12:05

As Gemita said, Lupus can cause us to need a pacer. It's more likely the Lupus was undiagnosed earlier. 

There is also a link between moms with Lupus and children born with av block.

Lupus

by petermarshall40 - 2023-02-18 05:10:55

Thank you for reply , I was aware that lupus can cause heart issues but not the other way round .

I have not been diagnosed  with lupus yet and I am waiting for tests but I have the facial rash 

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