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Finding out you need to have a procedure to treat your arrhythmia can be upsetting. Rely on your family and friends for support and care, especially as you look ahead to your procedure, hospital stay (if needed) and ongoing recovery at home.
Life With a Pacemaker
You may be surprised to learn that your family and friends are more anxious and concerned about your procedure than you are. Be sure to keep the lines of communication open and be clear about how and when you need help.
As your caregivers, your family members may want to attend your doctor appointments with you. They can help you by:
With the help of friends and family, you may feel better informed and may recover more quickly.
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