New pacemaker

I was on this forum a few weeks ago because I was concerned that I was at EOL on my pacemaker and was having serious issues. My cardiologist finally put a new Medtronic MRI Surescan pacemaker in this past Thursday afternoon. I feel a little weird and have been having kind of a tight chest with a lot of arrhythmias going on all day today. Is this normal?  This is my first battery change for me. My first pacemaker was a Medtronic Sensia. But the doc wanted me to be able to have an MRI if needed at some point. I'm just concerned about this feeling of atrial flutter and arrhythmias. 



by USMC-Pacer - 2023-08-26 18:31:11

Yes, I had all kinds of flutters after my battery change. That along with hospital induced bilateral pneumonia from intubation (they had to extract my leads). Anyway, I had all kinds of fluttering, jumping, skipping, etc... Drs said my heart was "aggravated." It all smoothed out after a couple of weeks. Hope yours improves :)

Post Implant

by Penguin - 2023-08-27 07:54:31

Yes it's common to feel an increased amount of arrhythmia due to the interference of an operation. 

Did your EP explain that old leads may not be MRI compatible?  I'm not sure if there is any way round this. Maybe someone else knows.

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