Living With a Pacemaker

Living with a heart device usually requires some adjustments, such as restricting your arm movements for the first few weeks and visiting your doctor for regular checkups. But pacemakers help millions of people live more full and active lives.

After Surgery

Everyone heals at a different rate. Your doctor will provide detailed information on what type of movement and lifting is allowed, as well as when you can return to normal activities.

Daily Living

Your doctor or nurse will provide guidance for daily living with your particular condition, but there are some general guidelines to follow after your recovery.

CareLink Network

The Medtronic CareLink Network is an Internet-based remote monitoring service for patients with implanted cardiac devices that is comparable to an in-office check.

Product Support

It's important for you to get the right answers to your questions about your implanted heart device. Talk to your doctor or health care professional if you have medical concerns or health symptoms. Contact Heart Rhythm Patient Services, (800) 551-5544, x41835, for information on our devices and therapies.

Getting a Replacement

Implantable heart devices are designed to provide therapy for years, but eventually you will need a replacement device.

Questions and Answers

Here you'll find answers to questions about living with your pacemaker.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 12 May 2015

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