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    Pacemaker & arm Pain
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    An_255056 posted:
    I had a pacemaker installed in September and now have pain in my upper shoulder and upper portion on my arm. Is this normal??
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    Doesn't sound normal, especially since it was implanted several months ago.

    As ALWAYS, report any bothersome, concerning, troublesome, worrisome, worsening or new symptom(s) to your doctor promptly.

    Also, check out these these patient resources -

    Implantable com

    Website provides a focus for information related to the field of implantable pacing and defibrillation.

    http://www.implantable.com

    Pacemaker Club

    Our purpose is to help cardiac pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients meet, share information and support each other.

    http://www.pacemakerclub.com

    LifeBeat Online

    An e-newsletter created to help people with cardiac devices and heart or blood vessel conditions live full, active lives.

    http://www.lifebeatonline.com

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)



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    James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
    It is not typical for people to experience pain in the shoulder/arm more than three months after pacemaker placement - I would recommend you contact your cardiologist to help determine if your pain is being caused by the pacemaker or from another cause.
     
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    katellawellnesscenter replied to James Beckerman, MD, FACC's response:
    Hi,
    I think what you take inside should always consider. Healthy diet proper exercise play as a good medicine and prevent us from unpredictable and dangerous Disease.


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