Feeling a gentle current in heart

Hi there,

I am 70 years old and overall in a pretty good condition. I have my pacemaker installed 3.5 years ago. On Monday, Nov 26 2018, I started to feel gentle current going through my heart. It happened during the yoga class. The frequency of the symptom was every two, three minutes. These symptoms stayed there until 4PM next day. I called the pacemaker clinic and on Wednesday, Nov 28 my pacemaker was checked. I was told that it works just fine. But, I had no chance to see the cardiologist. I was told that my family doctor should send a letter to cardiologist asking for an appointment. I have already contacted my family doctor. Now is a waiting time...

On Saturday, Dec 1, unfortunately, my symptoms came back, at lunch time and stopped and again in the afternoon between 4 and 7PM and stopped. A gentle current went through my heart more often than every minute. Today is Sunday, Dec 2 and I have not had these symptoms yet. Please let me know if any of you had similar symptoms? How serious this could be? 

Thank you for any help in advance.



by Brettmalec - 2018-12-03 04:30:10

HI! I every once in a while can feel a current as well. Most of the time it isn't too bothersome but other times it has gone to slight discomfort/mild pain. I've had my device for about 10 years now. But I only started feeling it in the past year or two. All of my tests and checkups have come up fine so I feel like it's just something that happens every once in a while. In my case usually after physical activity but not always. I do have two defective leads at the moment and that may be contributing to it but I'm not quite sure!

Thank you

by gisns - 2018-12-03 18:55:56

Thank you Robin1 and Brettmalec for your comments. They are very helpful!


by ukharty - 2018-12-04 05:31:52

I experience the same sensations, about 20 times a day and I’d best describe it as distinctly unpleasant. I’ve had my PM 6 weeks today, and it’s been constant since minute 1, I’ve seen a number of cardiologists due to ongoing issues elsewhere and they all say it’s down to my own sensitivity, and that is is nothing to worry about. Perhaps then you’ve become more sensitive to the sensations?  Get to your cardiologist and/or get the decice checked maybe when you can, but my brief experience and feedback was that this is normal, but not great for the individual but unavoidable. 

Thank you

by gisns - 2018-12-04 23:08:09

Thank you ukharty. Your comment is very valuable for me. I will post the opinion of the cardiologist after my appointment. 

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