When should I call my doctor after ICD or pacemaker surgery?

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  • Notify your physician if you experience any of the following symptoms after a pacemaker insertion procedure:
    • fever and/or chills
    • increased pain, redness, swelling, or bleeding or other drainage from the insertion site
    • chest pain/pressure, nausea and/or vomiting, profuse sweating, dizziness and/or fainting
    • palpitations
  • AImran Niazi, MD, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, answered on behalf of Aurora Health Care
    Call your doctor if you have any of these signs or symptoms after pacemaker surgery:
    • recurrence of symptoms you had before your pacemaker implant
    • swollen ankles
    • redness or drainage at the incision
    • fever
    • swelling and warmth at incision site
    • fainting, dizziness
    • chest pain
    • shortness of breath
    • prolonged weakness or fatigue
    • excessive hiccupping
    • muscle twitching
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