Leads hitting a nerve???
I was just at the local Pacer Clinic getting checked because of "issues" I have brought up in this forum previously (quick squeezing feeling, coughing, strange feeling in my neck, etc.) My Tech brought in a second Tech to check me out too. It appears that my Ventricle lead is likely stimulating a nerve!?!?! They could actually feel little spasms every time they made the lower lead (ventricle) work AND I could feel it in my chest and throat!!!
So now I have to go back to the hospital where I got the PM and they want a PM Doctor to check it out - which I'm obviously okay with - BUT
I can't be the only lucky one to have this kind of thing happen... can I???
Thankfully, I pace VERY little (0.3%) in the Ventricle, but it appears that the lead is irritating or stimulating nerves even when it's not firing (like when I move certain ways or lay in certain positions.) But what if I start to pace more?!?!?
My PM Tech sya they may want to go in and "move the lead".
Has anybody had this done???
Has anybody had a lead stimulating a nerve?
Does anybody want a good deal on a used PM?