A 40-year-old member asked:
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when after a pacemaker implant can an individual drive a car?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Pace maker implant: Yes. You will be allowed to drive a car 1 week after the implant. It is ideal to wait until completion of device interrogation 2 weeks after implantation.
Answered on Dec 21, 2013

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