Just had my pacemaker surgery last week

Plan to go back to work in two weeks. My job consists a lot of heavy lifting 50 lbs or more. My question is will it effect my device.



by docklock - 2023-03-23 16:10:46

Good possibility.  

run that by your doctor

by Tracey_E - 2023-03-23 17:25:02

Most of us are told to limit to 10-20 lbs for the first 4-6 weeks. Specifics vary depending on the doctor, but I don't think any of them will be ok with 50 lbs two weeks later. You can pull a lead loose lifting too much too soon. 

Just starting to lift things now

by fattima - 2023-03-23 18:44:41

I'm five weeks in after having a ICD/Pacemaker operation done. I'm only just starting to lift heavier things (20-20KG), I pushed it in the first two weeks and set back the healing of the wound from the operation. Talk to your doctor but I'd say take it easy.

At three weeks

by AgentX86 - 2023-03-23 21:51:30

That's not recommended but check with yout surgeon.  In addidion to the (minute) possibility of pulling a lead, the wound hasn't completely healed.  You risk tearing internal tissue, or worse, re-opening the wound, which could be a disaster.

You probably won't feel much like lifting 50lbs at three weeks.


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