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What causes severe fatigue while on a pacemaker?

I m 39 and had my 2nd open heart surgery in July 2017. I have a mechanical & tissue valve and a pacemaker. My primary has refered me back to my Cardiologist for another echo. He also mentioned a murmur 3 out of 6. I just want to know the significance of that statement. I also have been fatigued and the feeling I m drowning. I just had surgery and I m a little worried. Thank you for your time Natalie
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Murmur means there might be a valvular problem, a stenosis or regurgitation. It can be seen with echocardiography more clearly. Your fatigue may come from that.

I hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Regards,
Dr. Anila Skenderi
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What causes severe fatigue while on a pacemaker?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Murmur means there might be a valvular problem, a stenosis or regurgitation. It can be seen with echocardiography more clearly. Your fatigue may come from that. I hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have any further questions. Regards, Dr. Anila Skenderi