pacemaker problems after mammogram/surgery???

Hi everyone, I’m recovering from lumpectomy (about 2 weeks ago) and have a pacemaker (which I’ve had for about 7 years- since I was 33). After my surgery the anaesthetist said my heart rate had dropped to 47 bpm during the op and my pacemaker had not kicked in, I was sure it is programmed to kick in at 50bpm. I should say that my pacemaker is on the opposite side to my surgery- and I recently had the batteries checked! I’ve also been very tired and occasionally dizzy- but of course I’m still recovering from the surgery etc so that could be due to that.
Obviously I’ll now go and have this checked out but I wondered if there are any other ladies out there who have had mammograms with a pacemaker- it was very uncomfortable and I worry that maybe some wires were dislodged during the process (my pacemaker is actually placed underneath my breast tissue for cosmetic reasons).

Hi Jackie

Feel free to call our helpliners to see if they know of any other people who have undergone breast surgery with pacemakers, lines are open 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 Sat on 0808 800 6000

Take care