Chances are your doctor schedule your first follow up visit a week or two after surgery. On this visit, the doctor will inspect your incision and remove the stitches or staples. He or she will also verify the correct functioning of ICD.
After the first return visit, it is likely to return for follow-up of the CDI every three to six months. If you have problems or complaints, this schedule up should continue for the next three to four years. During follow-up visits your doctor will monitor the battery level of your CDI, programming and electronic records. After three to four years, according to their progress, monitoring can be scheduled less frequently.
When To Call a Professional
After surgery, call your doctor immediately if:
- the area around the incision becomes red, swollen, or painful temperature has
- the edges of your incision leak blood or pus
- opens a suture or a clip out, and the edges of your incision open
- fever or chills
- The skin over the pulse generator begins to break
- electrical impulses from your CDI cause significant pain or discomfort
- Seek emergency medical attention immediately if you have an ICD and:
- feeling faint or dizzy
- has chest pain or shortness of breath
- develops palpitations or irregular heart beat very