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How does someone care for their wound after the pacemaker implant?

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  • Keep the area where the pacemaker was inserted clean and dry. After about five days, you may take a shower. Look at your wound daily to make sure it is healing. Call your doctor if you notice: Increased drainage or bleeding from the insertion site
  • Increased opening of the incision
  • Redness around the incision site
  • Warmth along the incision
  • Increased body temperature (fever or chills)
Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 6, 2018
Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 6, 2018

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