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What activities should my child avoid after a pacemaker procedure?

Afte<p>After your child's pacemaker placement procedure, follow the doctor's instructions about keeping your child's arm still for the...r 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

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