1. You will be moved to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) where you will stay for one night to be closely monitored. You will spend one to two nights in the regular inpatient ward so the doctor can check your heart rhythm and make sure the 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 implantation, strenuous activity, and heavy lifting for about one month after the surgery.
4. Please see your doctor immediately if you experience electrical shocks more than once a day.
5. During your regular check-ups, your doctor will check the battery in your device, which should last up to seven years. When the battery needs to be replaced, the procedure is relatively minor compared to the initial surgery.