Living with a Heart Device

Overview

Many people with an implanted heart device resume their normal daily activities after full recovery from surgery. However, there may be certain situations that your doctor will ask you to avoid. Your doctor or nurse will provide guidance for your particular condition, but these are some general guidelines to follow after your recovery.

As with any medical procedure, there are risks involved in a heart device implant and results may vary. Talk to your doctor about any specific concerns or activities — such as returning to work or participating in exercise or sports — that you may have.  After you receive your heart device you may also still have to take medication as directed and periodically your doctor will need to monitor your device. 

For more information about your particular heart device, browse our patient brochures: