After your child's pacemaker placement procedure, follow the doctor's instructions about keeping your child's arm still for the first few days. Your child might need to wear a sling for a while. This may help reduce the pain.
Check with your child's doctor about activity during the first 6 to 8 weeks, and about when your child can return to work or school. Ask specifically about:
- Lifting objects or driving
- Activities that involve your child raising her arms, such as golfing, bowling, tennis, swimming, or diving
- Activities that could bump or jar the pacemaker site, such as contact sports