Patient instructed Signs that your pacemaker isn't working as it should or you have developed an infection or blood clot include breathlessness, dizziness, fainting, prolonged weakness. A swollen arm on the side of the pacemaker.chest pains.prolonged hiccups.a high temperature of 38C or above. Patient instructed Tell your doctor if you gain weight, if your legs or ankles get puffy, or if you faint or get dizzy.
Patient instructed to restrict vigorous activity or lifting heavy objects for a week or two. The incision site is usually completely healed after two or three weeks. During this initial period you should watch for signs of bleeding or infection, such as swelling, increased redness or worsening pain, and let your doctor know if any of these signs occur. You will need to have your pacemaker checked periodically to see whether it is functioning normally and to make sure its battery has plenty of energy. Usually, these pacemaker checks are done by telephone every month or two (using a special device your doctor will give you for telephone follow-up), and by visits to your doctor's office once or twice a year.
The patient was instructed in implantable cardioverter defibrillator the moods and feelings when the device delivers a countershock, a blow, thump, or kick in the chest. The patient was advised that someone touching the patient will not feel the shock or will feel only a tingle. The patient was taught not to wear close-fitting, restrictive clothing like belts and girdles. The patient was reviewed to evade strong magnets and magnetic fields as a radio or TV transmitting towers, spark plugs or running motor like lawn mower or car, handheld airport detectors, microwave ovens, hair dryers.
Instructed patient about pacemaker, which is an electronic device that causes the heart to beat by releasing a small electrical discharge.
Instructed patient on how the pacemaker most commonly corrects abnormally slow heartbeat. It achieves that by electrically stimulating the heart to maintain a sufficient predetermined heart rate. On occasions a pacemaker may also be used to correct abnormally rapid heartbeat.
Instructed patient on how the internal pacemaker is implanted during a minor surgical procedure. This procedure heals completely in 2 or 3 weeks and complications are rare and usually minor.
Instructed patient on how after a pacemaker is implanted the patient should see the doctor every 6 to 12 months to have the device checked with a special radio transmitter. Changes in the pacemaker programming can be made at the same time.
Instructed patient about how the internal pacemaker is replaced when batteries show signs of weakening.
Instructed patient on the reason why patients with an internal pacemaker must avoid extraneous activities.
Instructed patient about how strongly electromagnetic fields, metal detectors or another electronical devices can interfere with pacemaker functioning.