Hip Rehab + New Pacemaker
I am posting for my aunt who is in the hospital recovering from surgery after a hip fracture. The day after surgery the PT came to get her out of bed for the first time and she fainted at the sitting up position. After a day of monitoring her heart a cardiologist recommended a pacemaker. Her surgery for that was two days ago. I am getting a LOT of conflicting information on how the new pacemaker will affect her rehab for her hip (left hip and pacemaker on the left side). I've been told everything from "no change in the process at all" to "can't use a walker"! She will transfer soon to a skilled nursing care facility for up to a month for her rehab and I would like to get all the information I can on how her new pacemaker impacts her physical therapy. I appreciate any information you all can provide.
Many thanks in advance.