• You can ask your health care provider to give your pain medicine if you are experiencing severe pain.
  • The time you will stay in the hospital varies, but you are likely to stay for two to ten days in the hospital after the procedure.
  • You will have a follow-up chest X-ray to check your lungs, heart and the position of new leads if new leads are placed on the next morning after the procedure.
  • While you will be in the hospital your health care team will monitor your heart rate, rhythm and breathing regularly.
  • You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure.¬†
  • Your healthcare team may advise you to look for signs of infection like bleeding or swelling at the incision site or fever greater than 101 F.
  • Your health care team may ask you to limit your activities until your wound heals.
  • If the leads are removed using the vein in your leg then you will need to lie flat for several hours after the procedure as it prevents bleeding.
  • Within 10 to 14 days after the procedure, sutures that you may have needs to be removed¬†