Hospital stay for a pm implant

I receive a pm Thursday.  Will I be released same day?


4 Comments

Maybe

by AgentX86 - 2020-05-12 22:04:18

A lot depends on why you need a pacemaker, your general health otherwise, what sort of ansthesia you have, the time of day that they do your surgery, and how the surgeon feels that day.

I only had local anesthetics and would have been discharged if I weren't dependent after. If your surgery is in the late afternoon and have a general anesthetic, there is a good chance you'll be in overnight.  There are all sorts of permutations.  Ask your EP/surgeon, though he probably won't know for sure until after the surgery.

May well be

by crustyg - 2020-05-13 03:24:53

As AgentX86 says it's common for new PM implants to be done as day cases - no overnight stay.  I also had mine done under local only, but many EP docs prefer to add in some IV pain-relief/sedation.

Here in the UK you're not allowed to drive for a week after PM implantation and there may well be restrictions where you are, so you'll probably need someone to ferry you.

Best wishes.

Or maybe not...

by Mitch_Crawford - 2020-05-14 17:34:58

Had mine in at the Cleveland Clinic last year; otherwise symptom free. They wanted me to stay overnight to check things out the next day before sending me home. I was home by 1300 the next day. 

You got this!

:) Mitch

Depends

by RedRocksGirl - 2020-05-14 17:53:20

Seems like most people are outpatient, I had mine put in a year ago and spent the night because my blood pressure dropped a couple times and they just wanted to keep me for observation. (Also my insurance approved me for 3 nights if for some reason I needed it, so it gave me piece of mind to stay a night.)

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