Health Tip: Caring for a Pacemaker
(HealthDay News) -- While today's pacemakers are built to
withstand the daily grind of modern life, they still require
The American Heart Association offers these suggestions:
- Don't apply pressure over the part of the chest where the
pacemaker is implanted.
- Women can place a small pad over the implant to protect it from
the bra strap.
- Don't be afraid to shower or take a bath. The pacemaker is
protected from exposure to water.
- Once your doctor approves, it's ok to continue sexual
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