What Are the Activity Restrictions after Pacemaker Surgery?

Q:
What are the activity restrictions after pacemaker surgery?

A:

Activity restrictions after pacemaker surgery can include the following parts.

  • Stay away from magnets and strong electrical fields.
  • Avoid rubbing your device or the surrounding chest area.
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects
  • Quit exercising before you get tired.
  • Avoid carrying a cell phone in your breast pocket over your pacemaker or ICD.
  • Keep the headphones at least 1.2 inches or 3 centimeters (cm) away from the device.

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