What to expect during your recovery after a generator change?

  • Remove the dressing the day after the procedure. If you are admitted overnight, then the dressing will be removed by the Electrophysiology team in the morning
  • Do not shower or get the incision wet for 72 hours after the procedure
  • Do not raise your arm above the level of your shoulder or lift anything heavier than 10 pounds until after your wound check appointment
  • Your physician will inform you when you are able to drive again, typically after 72 hours
  • Your follow-up appointment should be scheduled 7-10 days after your procedure. If you have not received a call in reference to this appointment, please call our office at 201-432-7837
  • For information about remote monitoring, refer to the pamphlet provided to you in your discharge packet titled Device Remote Monitoring
  • Call our office at 201-432-7837 and ask to speak with a nurse immediately if:

                ⁃              You are dizzy, lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint

                ⁃              You have increasing pain, discomfort, swelling, or redness at the procedure site

                ⁃              Bright red blood at the incision site

                ⁃              Any drainage from the incision.

                ⁃              Fever

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