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Question:

Is pain after pacemaker implantation common?

IS PAIN FROM THE IMPLANTATION OF A PACEMAKER COMMON? I HAVE CONSTANT DISCOMFORT AND PAIN IN MY LEFT CHEST AFTER RECEIVING A PACEMAKER.  PULSE IS FINE.  LUNGS CLEAR.  

submitted Buddy from Pasadena, Texas on 8/3/2011

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Abdi Rasekh, MD    

Abdi Rasekh, MDThe pain and discomfort can be normal during the first 2 to 3 months post implant. It should subside over first 6 weeks. If there is any redness or drainage, you need to let your cardiologist know.     

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