Pacemaker Battery Change

A pacemaker battery usually lasts 4 to 12 years. Once or twice per year, you will be asked to visit your health care provider to have a full evaluation of your pacemaker. When a battery needs to be replaced, the entire pacemaker is replaced so that you can benefit from new circuitry and any new features that have been added to pacemakers. Most often, this procedure is very simple because the leads are already in place.

There are many things that affect how long a pacemaker battery will last, including:

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RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

Generally, this is a safe procedure. However, as with any procedure, complications can occur. Possible complications include:

Diabetics may have a temporary increase in their blood sugar after any surgical procedure.

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE

AFTER THE PROCEDURE