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Caring for your pacemaker: What you need to know  
Abstract:  This handout provides information for patients that is useful right after their pacemaker is put in place, and later, as their life returns to normal. Included are sections on wound care, activity restrictions, follow-up appointments, special long-term precautions (travel, magnetic fields, use of cell phones and other electronic devices, dental work, etc.), and contact information for four pacemaker manufacturers.
Author: Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab/Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, July 1, 2014
UWMC Availability:  5NE; Regional Heart Center; Cardiac Procedures; Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab/Regional Heart Center
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Medical Equipment & Supplies; Cardiovascular Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Travel; Self Care; Pacemakers; Equipment and Supplies; Activities of Daily Living
Language(s):  English; Spanish
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Technical
Cost: Unknown
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