... The staph infection was a result of the pacemaker surgery, so the pacemaker was removed, 6 weeks of home IV antibiotics, and a few weeks later another pacemaker was put in. Since then, he has had pain in the chest and left arm, fatigue, weakness, high blood pressure and very fast heart rates. He has also had a problem with small red spots in his eyes. Are these common after effects of endocarditis? I am trying to get him back in to his cardiologist, but would appreciate some input from someone who has been there. Thank you