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What are the side effects after pacemaker implant

By Anonymous June 29, 2018 - 2:24pm
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Hello. Thank you for writing.

A pacemaker is a small device with two parts, a generator and wires (leads, or electrodes) that are placed under the skin in your chest to help control your heartbeat.

Complications from having surgery to implant your pacemaker are uncommon but could include:
Infection where the pacemaker was implanted
Allergic reaction to the dye or anesthesia used during your procedure
Swelling, bruising or bleeding at the generator site, especially if you are taking blood thinners
Damage to your blood vessels or nerves near the pacemaker
Collapsed lung


June 29, 2018 - 4:48pm
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