Can I take the stairs in my apartment and office after my pacemaker inplantation?

Can I take the stairs in my apartment and office after two weeks my pacemaker inplantation?

Can someone help me with their experience. How long should I avoid these things and all.


5 Comments

Physical effort

by ar_vin - 2019-07-27 15:45:00

If you were able to take the stairs prior to the implant you should be fine to walk up the stairs post implant (after a day or two of recovery, if needed). There really shouldn't be any restriction on normal physical activity after implant except avoiding lifting the left arm over head and avoiding any jerky motions caused by running, jumping etc for a few weeks.

Your left side might be sore for a few days but that should be all.

 

 

you go do it

by Uelrindru - 2019-07-27 17:15:22

I live on a second story and after my heart attack and ICD install I tired quickly after any physical exertion but I got up our stairs no problem.

hmmm

by ROBO Pop - 2019-07-27 17:22:13

Well how did you take the stares from people at work and your apartment before the implant. Maybe you're just really attractive and turn heads...

Do you really belirve you would be restricted from walking up stairways after your implant? Why in heaven name would you think that? There is almost nothing you can't do with a pacemaker. Pull yourself together and start living again, stop the worrying.

Getting ,moving post pacemaker

by Gotrhythm - 2019-07-27 19:53:54

Two weeks post-surgery you should be able to do anything you were able to do before.

Your doctor might ask you not to raise your arm over your head for a while. The length of time to restrict movement varies, a lot, from doctor to doctor. But let's be clear: your arm will still work just fine. You will still be able to raise it. You just might choose not to, on your doctor's advice.

Everyone is different, but for many people, recovery is a breeze.

Can I take the stairs in my apartment and office after my pacemaker inplantation?

by DEB - 2019-07-27 23:11:53

Thank you everyone for the clarification.

You know you're wired when...

You fondly named your implanted buddy.

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