Under the Pectoral Muscle Placement
I am 74 years old and had to have a pacemaker put in in October 2007. I noticed that one edge of the pacemaker was protruding near my armpit around Decmber of 2007. When I finally saw my cardiologist in February of 2008 he advised that I see the surgeon who implanted the PM. On March 14,2008 the same surgeon said that it had shifted and he operated and placed it more towards the center of my body. It moved again and is still protruding. I am 5'2" and weigh 123 lbs and do not have much fat tissue above my breast. I have now seen a EP and he recommends it be placed under the pectoral muscle. What are the risks involved in having the PM placed under the muscle?? Would appreciate some comments.