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What signs of trouble should I watch for after getting a pacemaker?

Once you're home after getting a pacemaker, contact your doctor right away if you experience:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills;
  • Redness, swelling, increased pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision site;
  • Heartbeat irregularities;
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain;
  • Pain you cannot control with the medicines you have been given.

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