I do have quite a bit of chest pain and shortness of breath and now I have a peace of pacemaker wire that has broken off and is poking me in the chest so it is pretty uncomfortable, but nothing like what you describe.
Elisha, what is the game plan and time line for getting this lead repaired or replaced? You act as though it is just a "trivial" problem! I admire your virtue :) Now tell us about
how it is affecting the pacing of your heart, please. I have read about
these leads (leeds) becoming unattached. It is not that uncommon, but I wonder if it happens most frequently in long time implanted pacemakers, or if it happens a lot, soon after they are implanted?
I just hope that you get this fixed soon. If I remember correctly, your pacemaker prevents your having extremely slow heart rates. If so, how is your pulse rate responding to the malfunctioning pacemaker. I do assume it is not working correctly....Do you have counter measures, such as medicines, to increase your heart rate in an emergency condition?
Your shortness of breath (SOB) could be due to a decreased volume of blood flow from your heart, due to an extremely low pulse rate. You may not have enough blood flow through your lungs, to exchange the carbon dioxide for oxygen....Do you have signs of cyanosis such as bluish fingernails?
Pardon all the ?'s :)