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Pacemaker Generator Change

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about a pacemaker generator change?

Your healthcare provider will replace your generator before the battery runs out. The generator may be replaced earlier if it stops working correctly.

How do I prepare for a pacemaker generator change?

What will happen during a pacemaker generator change?

What should I expect after a pacemaker generator change?

Healthcare providers will monitor your heartbeat. They will also check your pacemaker with a machine to make sure it is working correctly. You may have bruising or pain near your incision. These should get better in a few days.

What are the risks of a pacemaker generator change?

You may bleed more than expected or get an infection. The leads may move and damage your veins, nerves, wall of your heart, or lungs. You may need to have another procedure to correct the damage or to replace the generator or leads.

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