Recommendations for resuming normal activity after getting a pacemaker vary. We recommend limited range of motion and weight bearing less than 10 lbs for the first two weeks. Afterward, if the wound is healing well, then gradual increase in range of motion and weight bearing is encouraged. By four weeks after implant, patients should be able to return to full range of motion and weight bearing. The shoulder should not be completely immobilized at any for more than 24 to 48 hours because this can lead to frozen shoulder and other problems. Some motion and activity is always encouraged, according to the described schedule.
- Q Why should I tell my dentist that I have a pacemaker?
- Q How can a pacemaker or ICD sometimes cause cardiac arrhythmias?
- Q What pain or discomfort might I feel after getting a pacemaker?
- Q How long does a pacemaker battery run?
- Q What to expect during pacemaker surgery?
- Q How should I prepare my child for his or her pacemaker procedure?