Swelling on icd device after a week

So my name is CJ, I’m 25 years old and I had to get a ICD installed In me. I had the surgery last week on Tuesday and was released from the hospital on Thursday last week. I’m getting worried because I didn’t notice swelling until yesterday, it may have been gradually swelling over the days but it’s been over a week since the surgery so why is it swelling now? Any advice please.... thank you

P.S. I started icing it today



by Tracey_E - 2019-10-16 13:48:10

Ice for sure. I hope it's resolved by now, but any new swelling should be addressed. 

let device clinic or nurses know

by barbara100 - 2019-10-24 15:39:25

I would consider letting the device clinic or one of the nurses at your EP's office know. You can always send them a picture of the swelling if that would help them to determine whether you need to be seen. I would also recommend taking a picture everyday until the swelling stops so that you can track it accurately. Hope this helps and that the swelling goes down.

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