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Recovering from a pacemaker implantation (surgical insertion of a small device to regulate your heart rhythm) is rather quick. You may either go home the same day, or most patients spend one night in the hospital following the procedure. There may be some minor discomfort following the procedure. Tylenol or other over-the-counter pain relief medications can be used as needed. Most individuals feel fine within a few days. Stronger pain medication can be prescribed as needed based upon your level of discomfort.
When you return home you can resume most of your normal activities. The time frame in which you return to work will of course depend on your occupation. You should discuss these issues with your physician.
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