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A 32-year-old member asked:

can the cause of left arm pain be associated with just having a pacemaker installed?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
??: Was there a problem with the procedure? Do you have a lot of pain at the wound site.
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Rarely, but yes: There is a complex nerve network located near the site where we generally place pacemakers. On very rare occasion, the wire can be placed through one or more nerves which are related to the arm. This does not generally represent fault of your physician but should be evaluated and potentially treated if it is causing you problems.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What could lead to left arm pain after putting a pacemaker?

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Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Arm pain: This can be from your heart and referred to your arm or it can be a primary problem with your shoulder or arm. Start with discussing it with your cardiologist and if they say its not your heart i would recommend seeing an orthopedist.

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