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What are the possible risks of a pediatric pacemaker placement for a child?

The following are the risks and potential complications of a child pacemaker placement:
  • Bleeding or infection where the pacemaker's pulse generator was inserted
  • Problems related to the anesthetic
  • Nerve or blood vessel damage
  • Problems caused by electronic devices

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