Dislodged Lead! 9 days Post Op!!
Well, I just recently received my pacemaker 8/28/18. I was feeling ok until a heavy feeling in my chest occurred a few days ago. I thought it was just me needing to adjust to pacemaker. So today I was scheduled for my first post op check up... explained how I was feeling and they immediately sent me for an echocardiogram and chest X-ray. They found that my atrial lead had dislodged and that’s why I was feeling the heaviness. So long story short .. straight to Cath Lab and into surgery to relocate lead. Thank god for no more complications and hopefully I’m in the clear. Idk if I happened to move my during sleep but I plan on wearing this sling a lot more, especially at night. My wound had reached the healing “itch” stage just to be cut open again 9 days later : (....I will b more cautious about my movements and take it a bit easier this time. I don’t want this to happen again!