• Remove the dressing the day after the procedure. If you are admitted overnight, the Electrophysiology team will remove the dressing in the morning.
  • After the operation, do not shower or get the incision wet for 72 hours.
  • Do not move anything heavier than 5 pounds or raise your arm beyond the level of your shoulder until after your wound check appointment.
  • You won't be permitted to drive until 7-10 days after the operation, when you come in for a wound check in our office.
  • 7-10 days after your procedure, you should schedule a follow-up appointment. Please call our office at 201-432-7837 if you have not gotten a call regarding this appointment.
  • 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 feel:

                             Dizzy, lightheaded, or feel like you may faint

                             Increasing pain, discomfort, swelling, or redness at the procedure site

                             Bright red blood at the incision site

                             Any drainage from the incision.

                             Or have a fever.


Reference : Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). (2021, August 27). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators/about/pac-20384692