Battery replacement UK

Just had appointment through for Uk battery replacement. Advise on recovery period please thanks. Appointment on 30th May and due to be on a fairly active school residential trip on 7th June.

also appointment taking place in Radiology dept, is that just an X-ray or actual pacemaker battery change?


Thanks in advance 



Recovery period after replacement of PM

by Selwyn - 2019-05-04 13:08:38

You can expect your recovery period to be the same as the initial insertion of the PM., perhaps a little slower as you are a little older than you were. 

Surgery is undertaken in cardiology labs./suites usually.  I would be suprised if they were using the radiology rooms- best to ask !


by powlie - 2019-05-04 18:20:28

On my letter for pacemaker X-ray reposition so wondering if it’s just that. Weird as preop  the week before. Hopefully all will become clear next week

On replacement

by Finn - 2019-05-06 11:03:47

um a 58 yr old male , just had a pm replacement last Thursday, it was done in an OR attached to my cardiologists office. In at 7:30, out at 9:30. Procedure took 30 minutes. Replaced entire unit. Used propanol . Already back to work just don’t want me to raise my left arm over shoulder height for 6 weeks .

Thanks and update

by powlie - 2019-05-07 06:24:18

I checked with Cardiologist secretary this morning who confirmed that appointment was for replacement.  Now having to reschedule as the trip I'm on involves climbing zipwires and activities you cant do when you've just had pacmaker battery change.


Thanks for the feedback.  Keep well


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