Infection Signs and Symptoms

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  • Infection Signs and Symptoms

    So how do you know if you an infection after your pacemaker has been implanted?
    • Feeling bad overall
    • Fever
    • Chills and shakes
    • Redness
    • Swelling
    • Drainage
    • Pain and tenderness
    Infection usually occurs about five to ten days after the procedure. But pacemaker infections can show up as much as a year or two after the last time any surgical procedure was done on the wound. When you have a mechanical device in your body, bacteria are able to hide in the nooks and crannies of the device. The white cells of the immune system can’t get in there and fight off the infection, as with a normal process, and this allows the infection to slowly molder and simmer. The bacteria begin to grow and cause a clinical infection. Source:
  • Pacemaker Infections and Complications

    Today, there are about 3 million people worldwide with pacemakers devices. Each year 600,000 pacemakers are implanted into the human body. However, the risk of infection and complication rises. An American Heart Association study in 2012 found that nearly 3000 people in 67 people in 28 countries suffered complications. So what can be done about it? Bodhe, Inc. offers a new alternative way to live with pacemakers and ICDs.

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