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On pacemaker, has severe weakness, confusion, low BP, heavy cough. Pacemaker syndrome?

my mom had a pacemaker inplanted early Dec. in early Jan she became very weak, disoriented. Was diagnosed with UTI and hosppitalized. Now in a rehab facility for almost two weeks to regain strenght. Continues to get weaker and more confused, has times of very low blood pressure and has developed a cough that keeps her up all night, every night--could this be pacemaker syndrome?
Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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Hello,

Pacemaker syndrome mainly affects the heart due to non physiological activity of the heart.

There is likelihood of this condition creating problems.
But a cardiac evolution by ECG and ECHO is needed.

A cardiologist is needed to arrive at that diagnosis.
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