.exactly as instructed.：
• Medications work with your pacemaker and help your heart pump regularly.
• Keep records of what medications you take and when. Download a printable medication tracker.
▪ Avoid causing pressure over the area of your chest where your pacemaker was put in.
▪ Women may find it more comfortable to wear a small pad over the incision as protection from their bra strap.
▪ Feel free to take baths and showers. Your pacemaker is completely protected against contact with water.
▪ People with pacemakers can continue their usual sexual activity.
▪ Battery maintenance
As they wear down, your pacemaker will slow but won't stop right away：
▪ Your doctor uses a special analyzer to detect the first warning that the batteries are running down, before you can detect any changes yourself.
▪ Sudden, major slowing down of your heart rate (which you may detect) probably indicates a more serious problem. Call your doctor immediately.
▪ Eventually your pacemaker will need to be replaced in a minor surgical procedure. Your healthcare provider can explain it to you.
Contact your doctor immediately if:
▪ You have difficulty breathing.
▪ You begin to gain weight and your legs and ankles swell.
▪ You faint or have dizzy spells.
▪ Your pulse rate suddenly drops below the accepted rate or increases dramatically
▪ Your pacemaker is installed for a fast-slow type of heartbeat and your pulse is rapid and irregular (above 120 beats per minute).