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Hola, sorry for my english (I'm Spanish and I have some difficulties with the language)

Finally I got my PM 20 days ago! I have a Medtronic Kappa 703 and everything is running fine for the moment. I have a question; How long should I wait before start moving the arm?


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by Poochie - 2008-09-03 07:09:26

Talk to your doctor. I had an ICD implanted the 1st of July and had to wait 3 days before I could do anything.

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by BOB 1 - 2008-09-03 09:09:47

Talk to your doctor. Some can use their arm a little after a day or two but some have to wait a week or two. Only your doctor can give you the right answer for you. But 20 days does seem like a long time for any one.

Hable hacen trampas el su doctor. El Algunos pueden usar su brazo un poco después del día del un la o dos pero algunos tienen que esperar una semana o two. Los su de Sólo doctoran el puede darle la respuesta correcta para you. Pero 20 días parecen como un tiempo largo por cualquier uno.


by walkerd - 2008-09-29 09:09:47

Magster they told you 8 weeks before golfing,fishing, and you cant ride your bike for 3 months, god i guess i better ask my cardioligst i thought 4 weeks after implant. if thats the case i wonder why he is releaseing to go back to work if im going to be that restricted. im glad i read this post, ill be calling my doc today. if thats the case me and that man are going to sit down and have a heart to heart how i can go back and do physically hard work in a factory but yet cant do some relaxing things i enjoy before the snow flies here in northern indiana.
folding arms in disgust


by Mitch - 2008-10-08 06:10:16

Doc told me no lifting for 4-6 days of over 10lb. I was bike riding 10 days and did a 200km race 18 days after pm They also told me not to raise the arm over the shoulder level for the first 4-6 days. Since pm installed i hae been cycling up to 1000 mi/mo for over 1 year now
seems every doctor has a different idea a lot of that is probably CYA ( mine was installed at age 72)

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