Before deciding to get a pacemaker, discuss your options with your doctor. You can bring along these and other questions you may have:
Children can outgrow their pacemakers. If your child needs a pacemaker, ask what will happen as they grow.
Unless it’s an emergency, you and your doctor will plan for the procedure. Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to medicines or latex and if you are taking blood thinners or other medicines. Before your procedure, make sure you and your doctor discuss the following questions.
If you will get medicine to relax or sleep during the procedure, plan to have someone to take you home. You may go home the same day or after a few days, depending on the procedure and your health.
Learn more about living with your pacemaker and how to check for problems.