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Pacemaker Implantation: How should I prepare for the procedure?

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Uploaded on Jul 1, 2010

Pacemaker insertion is done on both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. As an outpatient having this done electively you will first visit with the cardiologist in the office to go over the procedure and discuss the risks and alternatives. Since you will be asked to sign document of consent be sure to ask any question and raise any concern you may have. You will need to have basic blood work done and this can be drawn in the office.

Unless instructed otherwise you should be fasting on the morning of the procedure. In general we want you to take your usual morning medications with the exception of any we've told you not to take (please talk to our nurses or schedulers if you have any questions about this).

We do this procedure in the hospital at Midlands, Bergan, Mercy, Immanuel and Lakeside and you'll receive specific instructions on where to show up and what time to be there.


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