Pacemaker is a medical device (electronic equipment) which is safe and has low risks of complications. But as with any other invasive device or procedure complications can develop. Being aware of the possible complications can help in timely diagnosis and treatment of any problem with the pacemaker.
Consult your doctor if you develop any signs of complication such as:
If you have any symptom suggestive of pacemaker infection or malfunction of the pacemaker, consult your cardiologist (a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and management of heart disease) as soon as possible for advice. These are some symptoms which suggest complication with the pacemaker. Similar symptoms can be cause by many other medical conditions. Your doctor can examine you and diagnose the cause of your symptoms and treat them accordingly.
Who to consult
Health professionals who can be consulted to evaluate your symptoms include:
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