Keep getting "thumps" in my chest
Well- I received my ICD on June 2nd so I guess I am now 3 wks post implant (seems much longer). Ever since then I have these "thump" feelings in my left/middle chest behind my sternum. Like someone tapped me with one of those rubber reflex hammers- not painful but very noticable. There are usually 2 or 3 right in a row. I don't have them every day but sometimes it is several days in a row. I had them Sat, then Monday & Tues this week.
I never had any documented arrythmia and they implanted the ICD as a preventive measure due to my LVNC. They did think it was possible that I had arrythmia in the past though when I described many sleepless nights in which my heart felt as if it was "racing" but nothing was ever documented.
One person I asked mentioned PVC's but this is completely new. I would remember if this had happened before. Another mentioned compressed nerve endings and just the device settling.
I did call the Dr and basically twisted their arm into making an appt for me on the 30th. I would just like to hear what my wonderful PM club friends might think. Questions I should ask?
I don't know if that is what a shock is like- I was imagining that a shock would be a single time not multiples??
Could it be the pace function?
Thanks in advance!