A 33-year-old female asked:
I have a pace maker put in to regular my heart beat and i have some swollen and pain in my left arm above my elbow should i be concerned about it?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Pace maker: Yes, this might be a concern.
there might be a subtle underlying infection secondary to the pacemaker, depending how long it has been in ; or viral infection or possibly a reaction by the body to a foreign body(pacemaker)
To be on the safe side, I would check with the cardiologist today, especially if you have new palpitations, chest pain or dizziness
it is too much of coincidence to ignore
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Last updated Jun 11, 2018
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