No, Mayo did not do this. My surgery was in Buffalo, NY. I was told that I could have MRIs before they left the dead lead in. Then they said I couldn’t. I hate those tests anyway. Best of luck to you.
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I wish I had had your advice before I got my pacemaker. My heart rate dropped to 20. I was told I needed a pacemaker. Not much was explained to me. I am hard of hearing so pretty much rely on my family to inform me. Had I known what I know now I either would not have had it done or gone to a large hospital. My second surgery was done in Buffalo, N Y by a surgeon who specializes in pacemakers. But even with that I am not happy with the outcome.
Hi, I am Ryman. The first I really noticed my palpitations was back in the summer. I was kneading bread and my heart just started pounding. In October my heart rate dropped to 20. So I received a pacemaker. Actually, I have had a lot of trouble with it. They replaced the lead in January. The last two weeks while grocery shopping I had pain and a pounding heart. They checked my heart and the pacemaker and said they were both fine. I am having a stress test tomorrow. I have a daughter and two grandsons. My husband passed away 4 years ago. So I live with my oldest grandson.
Thank you for your reply. I have been concerned about Barrett’s esophagus but this extreme has only been for a few days. I have had swallowing problems and esophageal cramps for sometime. I am afraid it may be awhile before I can see the doctor. I wish you well with your problems.
I haven’t posted on Mayo Connect for some time. I had some issues and had a pacemaker put in 5 weeks ago. had some complications, not with the pacemaker but other things. I am still not doing so well. Lately when I get up in the morning I have very excessive saliva, nausea and pain in the chest. Around noon it clears up. What is going on? Has anyone else experienced this? Through all of this I have lost at least 10 pounds and I was already underweight. I have been referred to a gastroenterologist but don’t have an apt yet. Thanks for any info or help you can offer.
Thank you for the reply. It is very helpful and encouraging. I was thinking if I had to be awake, I would not do it. I was awake for a cataract. That was like 5 or10 minutes, not hours. It really scares me. But I am so extremely tired and so sick, I think I will have to have it done. I have known the surgeon for a long time. Just not sure about this type of surgery. Plus, we had a slight falling out a few years back over lung surgery that my PC chose the surgeon. I am told this is the only surgeon in this area that does this. I appreciate prayers and all the info I can get. The whole thing terrifies me.