Pacemaker

My pacemaker has moved from my collarbone to approching under my arm. For 3 months after placement it has steadily moved but now it is hurting, sort of this low level kind of pain. Is there enough slack in the leads lines for the pacemaker to move around and this far without getting detached? 

Thank you, 

rvcJoan


2 Comments

moving pacemaker

by confused - 2019-05-03 10:02:43

Hi,

Mine did the same thing.  I have to say mine wasn't up as far as yours at start but it did move on me and settled very close to my under arm.  My EP told me it was up to me if i wanted to move it back and i told him no if it is happy there an wanted to be there i will leave it.  

The lead is long so it is highly unlikely it would detatch.  It did stay tender though a litlle longer than expected and i wondered if it was where it was moving.  it finally quit and has been in the same place now for 2 years.

You should see your doctor though just to have them look at it but i am sure it is fine.

Hope this helps,

Tammy

 

 

 

Mine too

by RedRocksGirl - 2019-05-03 10:29:00

I had my first one put in this past January, it was subpectoral, but “broke free” and was moving ALL over the place. I could literally feel it move if I changed positions. Eww! It was causing more and more pain each day. Even though I had slack in he leads the pain was getting worse and my EP was concerned one of the leads could break with all the movement. He retrieved it and put it up closer to the collarbone 3 weeks ago. Anchored it in with more sutures this time. 

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