Sore pacemaker and DVT
I have always exercised a lot and I teach PE. My heart rate has always been slow (around 30 bpm) but doctors put this down to exercise. Almost three years ago I needed a pacemaker at 37 years old as the electrical impulses in my heart were causing it to stop beating for approximately 5 seconds several
times a day. Since having the pacemaker fitted, mytheimplantatiohas been sore and feels like it’s digging into me. It is also very prominent, sticking out a lot and I can easily feel the edges of it. I am currently off Work because it has been compressing on a vein and caused a large blood clot in my arm. I am on anticoagulants for the next six months. The pacemaker has caused the blood clot but is also keeping it where it is. I have another ct scan in a week but one doctor said I might have to live with it for the rest of my life. This surely can’t be the best option? I cannot train or work at the moment which is very frustrating. Had anyone any advice?