My old pacemaker needed replacement as the battery was almost run down. I was lead to believe it would be simple. My Cardiologist got called away to an emergency when my procedure was due so a replacement surgeon was called in. When my GP checked my wound a week later, he told me the PM was in the wrong place: too close to my clavicle and it was restricting my arm movement.
My Cardiologist agreed and scheduled a repositioning procedure. However, unlike the other two operations, this time I have residual pain and am taking some pain killing meds which I did not need previously.
I have yet to revisit the Cardiologist, but I suspect that for some reason, the positioning of the PM is now deeper and lower down than the original device.
I'm going that the pain will go away and that the thing will settle down.
A bummer all round and I was so looking forward to getting a new updated device!
You know you're wired when...
You always have something close to your heart.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.