I am 46 and I am 17 days post pacemaker insertion for complete heart block. At 10 days I started with central chest pain, worse on inspiration and my d dimer was raised. My ECG and troponin was normal. My CTPA was negative.
Although the pain is easing, it reoccurs at night when I am led on my R side. The pacemaker is on my L.
I am having a check of the pacemaker on weds to check positioning etc. It feels like something is poking me in the chest on the inside.
Has anyone had similar problems? The pacemaker technician said my pacemaker wouldn't cause chest pain but the medical consultant in hospital said it could be pain referred from the site
I won't be seen by my cardiologist again unless the pacemaker check shows problems
Thanks in advance
You know you're wired when...
The mortgage on your device is more than your house.
At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!