The Shape of Safety and Reliability
- Small size; smooth, curved shape
- Reacts to your needs during activity
- Enhanced longevity
- Communicates remotely with your doctor’s office
The Endurity™ Pacemaker is a size and shape that allows your doctor to make a smaller incision during the implantation procedure. This pacemaker also requires a smaller pocket under the skin of your chest after implantation.
- Requires small incision size for greater comfort
- Adapts to your individual activity level
- Extended replacement time because of battery longevity*
- Capable of identifying quick changes in your condition and alerting your doctor
*Actual battery life depends on how frequently your device sends electrical signals to your heart, and whether it is a single- or dual-chamber device.
- A small number of patients develop complications from the operation to implant the pacemaker and the leads in the body. These can include the following complications, which can usually be corrected or cured:
- A reaction to a drug used during surgery
- Blood loss
- Damage to a blood vessel, the heart wall or other organ
- After the surgery, you may feel some discomfort or feel tired, but these feelings only last a short time. Some patients, however, may continue to feel a bit uncomfortable in the area where the pacemaker was implanted.
- Modern pacemakers have many safety features. Sometimes a pacemaker may not act properly because it is being affected by outside sources of electromagnetic energy.
- It is also possible for the tip of the lead to shift in the heart so that the pulse is no longer effective.
- Very rarely, the device may slip out of the “pocket” in the chest.
- Finally, remember these are man-made devices. It is important to monitor the device regularly with follow-up visits as often as your doctor recommends.
- Contact your doctor if:
- You notice you are tired, short of breath or your heart rate is changing
- You notice the wound is red, hot, swollen, more painful or beginning to drain fluid
- Symptoms you had before the pacemaker was implanted seem to return
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