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Can surgical implantation of pacemaker cause any risks?

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My husband has to get a pacemaker/defibulator. He has copy. What is the risk? E-mail YYYY@YYYY
Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 in null
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
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Complications of pacemaker/ defibrillator insertion

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Surgery for implanting pacemaker/defibrillator usually does not have severe risks. Some of the potential complications include infection, bleeding, blood clots in veins of arms, allergic reaction to anesthesia medications or dyes and lung collapse or pneumothorax(collection of air around lungs). The occurrence of such side effects are very rare and most people safely undergo the procedure.

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