As with any procedure, there are few risks associated with pacemaker placement which include: 

  • Infection where the pacemaker was implanted
  • Allergic reaction to the dye or anesthesia used during your procedure
  • Swelling, bruising, or bleeding at the generator site, particularly if you're using blood thinners.
  • Near the pacemaker, there may be damage to your blood vessels or nerves.
  • Collapsed lung

Reference : Walker, A. (2019, August 08). What are the symptoms of a pacemaker lead dislodgement? Retrieved from