Twitching/muscle spasms

I received my BVICD 3 weeks ago. I have been experiencing twitching/muscle spasms over my whole body since i received the implant, mostly at night. Please let me know if any of you have had this experience and how you resolved it. Thank you


3 Comments

Bipolar or unipolar setting

by Selwyn - 2019-05-27 09:07:28

I had twitching of the chest wall- as soon as the pacemaker physiologist threw the switch to bipolar return it was a wonderful relief.

Or

by Grateful Heart - 2019-05-27 11:56:02

Could also be a diaphragmatic pacing.  If a lead dislodged it may be stimulating your phrenic nerve which could also cause the spasms. 

In any case, check with your doctor.

Grateful Heart

Twitching/muscle spasms

by voxcwest - 2019-05-29 12:07:19

Thank you for your comments. I'll check with my cardiologist

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