Biventricular Pacemaker Implantation Case Study

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Biventricular Pacemaker Implantation, Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information about caring for yourself after your procedure. Your health care provider may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your health care provider if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE
After your procedure, it is common to have:
• Mild pain or soreness in your chest for several days.
• A small amount of blood or clear fluid coming from your incision.
• A slight bump in your chest where the pulse generator was placed. You may be able to feel the generator under your skin. This is normal.
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• Do a mild form of exercise at least once a day. As you feel better, you may exercise more.
• Gently stretch your shoulders at least once a day to help prevent stiffness in your chest.
Electricity and Magnetic Fields
• Avoid places and objects that have a strong electric or magnetic field. This includes:
○ Airport security checkpoints. When you are at the airport, tell officials that you have a pacemaker and show them your pacemaker identification card. Officials will check you in safely so that your pacemaker is not damaged. Do not allow magnetic wands to be waved near your pacemaker. That can make the pacemaker stop working.
○ Metal detectors. If you must pass through a metal detector, walk through it quickly. Do not stop under the detector or stand near it.
○ Power plants.
○ Large electrical generators.
○ Radiofrequency transmission towers, such as cell phone and radio towers.
• Do not use amateur ("ham") radio equipment or electric ("arc") welding torches. If you are not sure whether something is safe to use, ask your health care

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