Heart spasm after peacemaker replacement...?:(
I had my pacemaker replaced on Oct-30-07. It was upgraded from a dual to a Biventricular Pacemakers by Guidant. And I am not doing well at all. Right after the replacement I started getting chest pains. It is not only a pain but I feel tightness and pressure in my chest and in my trough at the same time. At first I thought that probably the settings just needs to be adjusted at that new pacer. After calling that electrophysiologyst who did that surgery I was told that my new pacemaker is set exactly the same as my old was. And was told to go to my cardiologist because from the description of that pain and my previous history I probably have a blockage in my heart. It dos feel very similar to that pain before my heart attack. I had a heart attack about 7-years ago, at that time I got 2-stents in my heart. By now I have five of them, because they do clog sometimes.
Yesterday I got two tests: echo & enjogram. The echo test was to see if maybe their are some problems with that new lead (the third one). After the enjogram I was told that I have a muscle spasm in my heart. I have never heard of that before. Did anyone in this club had that? or heard anything about that? I am just very scarred. I just don't think that my heart or me can handle any additional problems. I feel already like a walking "robot." I am totally dependent, my Av-node was ablated about 5-years ago. Not mentioning that not too long ago I find out that I have a cyst on my ovary. My mother died from ovarian cancer. I just couldn't take care of that, because my pacemaker needed to be replaced first. The battery was running "low."
I would appreciate very much any info. on that subject.
Yesterday I was prescribed Verapamill 180MG once a day. I remember taking that medication before my Av-nobe ablation, but it was prescribed for a different problem.
Thanks to all of you girls, who provided all that info. on that pacemaker placement. My new pacemaker is placed under the muscle this time.
Thank you all for everything,