A male asked:
when can i go swimming after receiving a pacemaker ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Elden Rand answered
20 years experience Cardiology
Ask your implanter.: There are too many variables to give an overall accurate answer in all settings. From the skin wound standpoint, as soon as they say you can immerse it in a bathtub, you could swim. For a new pacemaker implant, you cannot raise your arm above your head until the wires heal in place; typically after a month. This would impact the reach for most swimming strokes. Ask your cardiologist.
Answered on Nov 20, 2017
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