Whooshing in ears/dizzy when he moves his head
i'm new here and have joined on behalf of my husband who is nearly 80. We are in the UK. He had a pacemaker fitted 4 days ago and came home the next day. Everything was fine for the first 3 days, but today he is getting whooshing in his ears, especially when he moves his head to the side, and also when he moves his eyes from side to side. He also feels slightly dizzy when that happens.
He's had a/f for a few years. He had open heart surgery last year to replace the aortic valve and at the same time they did a by pass, which was unscheduled. Following the surgery he suffered a cardiac tampenade and in emergency surgery they removed 1 litre of fluid from his pericardium. Recently he was experiencing shortness of breath and after having a 24 hour heart monitor it was found his heart rate was dropping alarmingly, sometimes stopping, hence the pacemaker
I tested positive for Covid today and am feeling pretty ropey so I was hoping he could look after me, but it's ended up the other way round as he is quite distressed!
Is this whooshing common after having a pacemaker, or should we be worried about the symptoms he's experiencing? I'd be grateful for any advice
Edited to say he now tells me it's more of a quick psst than a whoosh!
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