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I have a pacemaker, but I keep feeling chest pain. Is this nerve or musculoskeletal related?

I have a pacemaker, but I keep feeling chest pain. Is this nerve or musculoskeletal related?

Maybe - Be careful: Any person having a pacemaker by definition has an underlying heart condition. Chest pain in any adult should be treated as a potentially serious symptom, never to be ignored. Never assume a cause for any chest pain, it must be looked into by your cardiologist. While some patients with pacemakers can have muscle or nerve pain, in many others the chest pain may indicate a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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A patient presented to the ER with chest pain and has a ventricular pacemaker. Probable causes?

Heart disease: The pacemaker is likely not the cause or contributor to the chest pain--it is likely heart disease (which the pacemaker is a marker of). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a patient presented to the ER with chest pain and a ventricular pacemaker, what they will do?

Can you tell me if a patient presented to the ER with chest pain and a ventricular pacemaker, what they will do?

Usual: Usually starts with history taking and physical examination, chest x-ray, ekg. Depending on findings and clinical impression, further testing may be done. ...Read more

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My mother got a pacemaker in February 2016. She is having chest pain (about 5-8 minutes) on a daily bases. Doctor said it is nothing . Is it?

There are some: reasons that a patient could have chest pain following a pacemaker implantation. Lead perforation, pericardial inflammation, higher heart rate resulting in Angina. Intermittent chest pain would be less likely to be serious but still concerning. If her doctor says it is nothing perhaps you should seek a second opinion. Unfortunately this is not something that lends itself to internet evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a wire came off of my pacemaker/defib. And I am having right sided chest pain could it be my heart?

Can you tell me if a wire came off of my pacemaker/defib. And I am having right sided chest pain could it be my heart?

Pacemaker/defibprob?: Wire "coming out" of a pacemaker/defibrillator is not common. If you are having a problem with yhour implanted device you need to see your cardiologist as soon possible who can arrange for your device to be interrogated. At sucvh visit other causes of your right chest pain can be evaluated. Please do NOT delay this doctor visit. ...Read more

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What can cause new musculoskeletal, non-cardiac chest pain and l. Arm and underarm nerve tingling in healthy subjects? Recommended tests?

Nerve pain: Irritation of the brachial plexus (the nerves that come together and then branch to go to the arm) can cause these symptoms. Overuse, carrying a backpack, trauma are common causes. Less common are inflammation of the nerves or compression of the nerves. I'd recommend starting with a nerve conduction study (EMG) and then further testing would be based on those results. ...Read more

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Could my non-cardiac, non-musculoskeletal chest pain be caused by overactive cortisol?

No: However, rarely a lung tumor, which can cause chest pain can cause overactive cortisol. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more