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What symptoms should I look out for after my child's pacemaker placement?

Call the doctor if your child experiences any of these symptoms following a pacemaker placement procedure:

  • Redness, swelling, or drainage around the wound
  • A wound that separates or isn't healing
  • A fever over 101 degrees F
  • Very fast or slow heartbeat
  • Swelling in his or her hands or ankles
  • Hiccups that won't go away

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