Complications from having surgery to implant your pacemaker are uncommon, but could include:
- Infection where the pacemaker was implanted
- Allergic reaction to the dye or anesthesia used during your procedure
- Swelling, bruising or bleeding at the generator site, especially if you are taking blood thinners
- Damage to your blood vessels or nerves near the pacemaker
- Collapsed lung
Life-threatening complications of pacemaker implantation are rare.