What Is the Recovery Process for Pacemaker Surgery Patients?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 8:24:50 PM ET
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According to the UK's National Health Service (NHS), the recovery process for pacemaker surgery typically begins with a day or two in the hospital. There is some bruising, and swelling, discomfort or pain where the pacemaker was inserted lasts for a few days to weeks, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute states. Over-the-counter pain medication is usually recommended.