Pacemaker strange sensation

I've had a pacemaker since 2012 and for as long as I can remember I've felt a jolting sensation from it. It happens most hours at 8 minutes to the hour. I've mentioned this several times at the pacemaker clinic but they don't know what it is. It doesn't bother me although i would like to know if anyone has any ideas or if it happens to others.



Shocking, just shocking

by AgentX86 - 2020-05-21 17:26:54

Do you mean "hospital" or "device clinic"?  It would be unusual for anyone in the hospital to know anything about your pacemaker, other than you have one.  You need someone who knows all the details of your device and they may have to call in the manufacturer's representative to get anywhere.  These things are incredibly complicated with all sorts of options so one shouldn't expect anyone in the hospital to know much about them, including your EP/cardiologist.

You know you're wired when...

Your old device becomes a paper weight for your desk.

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My eight year old son had a pacemaker since he was 6 months old. He does very well, plays soccer, baseball, and rides his bike. I am so glad he is not ashamed of his pacemaker. He will proudly show his "battery" to anyone.