I got a pacemaker in June of 08, and it had to be removed. It was replaced a week later, and had to be removed again in 2 weeks. Everything pointed to a healthy heart (including an angiogram), so the only problem was tachy-brady and PVC's.
When I got the first PM and came home from hospital, I started having chest tightness, weakness, flushing, dizziness, swelling in lymph nodes in the armpits, headache, slight raspy breathing at times, generally unwell feeling, but no swelling in the feet and legs. In other words, I have most of the symptoms of CHF.
I've been so busy going back and forth with my cardio doc about implanting a coated PM that I haven't really discussed my symptoms with him.
My questions are:
*Since I had no such symptoms until my PM was implanted, is it possible the PM or PM surgery damaged my heart?
*Can you have CHF with no significant swelling in the feet and legs?
*What other condition could mimic CHF?