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What kind of side effects can I expect after my pacemaker is replaced?

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Infection

The main risk associated with pacemaker replacement is infection.
This risk is a couple % and seems to be higher than the risk with original implants. There is also a small bleeding risk.

In brief: Infection

The main risk associated with pacemaker replacement is infection.
This risk is a couple % and seems to be higher than the risk with original implants. There is also a small bleeding risk.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Replacement

Pacemaker replacement for battery depletion is usually a simple procedure.
The risks are the same as for any type of surgery and include, bruising, bleeding or infection. The other side effects should be less than when you had the pacemaker was implanted, as long as the lead or leads were not replaced.

In brief: Replacement

Pacemaker replacement for battery depletion is usually a simple procedure.
The risks are the same as for any type of surgery and include, bruising, bleeding or infection. The other side effects should be less than when you had the pacemaker was implanted, as long as the lead or leads were not replaced.
Dr. Mary Callahan
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