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Hi all,

I just want to remind everyone - the BHF team is here to support you and answer your questions, but please remember that any specific health questions should be taken to your doctor or specialist.

If you have an urgent health issue call 999 or NHS direct on 111. If you'd like to have a chat with a cardiac nurse or heart health adviser please call our Heart Helpline on 0300 330 3311, open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

When using the community, please do not:

- Recommend any extreme lifestyle changes to other community members.

- Offer a ‘diagnosis’ to another user.

You can also find our full community guidelines here: healthunlocked.com/bhf/post...

Thanks all!

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I am concerned about my husband who had pacemaker fitted 3 years ago and last couple days a bruise and hard lump size of a marble has developed next to the pacemaker He is getting more frequent episodes of fainting type episodes and burning pain across chest lasting for several minutes He says its nothing and I am making a fuss Should I encourage him to see someone

Hi holidaylamb, I'm sorry to hear that. This would be something you'd need to discuss with a health professional. Please do contact our Heart Helpline team if you'd like to speak to someone further about this. Our nurses will be happy to chat. Call 0300 330 3311. You can also email us at hearthelpline@bhf.org.uk. Hope this helps.

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