1. The patient will be moved to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) for one night for close observation and then will be moved to a regular inpatient room for an additional one to two nights to ensure that the cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device is working properly.
2. You may experience some pain and swelling in the area where the device was placed.
3. You will be asked to avoid raising the arm above the shoulder on the side of the cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation, strenuous activity and heavy lifting for about one month after the surgery.
4. During your regular check-ups, your doctor will check the battery in your device, which should last up to 5-10 years, depending on how much it is used. The replacement of batteries is done much more easily than the initial placement of the device.