Please help. Lead interference when moving my left arm

Hi everybody. 

I’ve got a dual lead Medtronic pacemaker. I’ve had it since 2014 and have had it moved under the pectoral muscle three times since... 

anyway the other day I went into atrial fibrillation, or so they thought. They interrogated my pacemaker and they noticed whenever I moved my left arm - it caused “extra signals” or “extra impulses” aka interference. They think that this is what is causing my heart to beat in a funny rhythm and have said my pacemaker is essentially working backwards. I feel so unwell, I can’t cope. 

I’m still waiting for my cardiologist to come back from holiday to decide what to do. 

Anybody had anything similar? Or does anybody have any advice? They’ve not directly told me what’s happening or what it is but they have asked if I’ve done anything that could have damaged the leads (I lift heavy weights at work)... I’m so confused


Moved 3 times?

by shirley d - 2019-02-26 08:32:56

I also had mine moved and then started lifting things too early. Only after I got a staph infection and they had to remove it did they realise that one of the leads was completely out of the chamber!

When was the last time you had your PM relocated?

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