Questions to Ask Your Doctor About the S-ICD Implant Procedure

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What’s involved during the implant procedure? How long will it take you to recover? The questions below can help you get the answers you’re looking for.


  • How should I prepare for the implant procedure?

  • What is the procedure for implanting an S-ICD?

  • What are the risks involved with implanting the device?

  • What happens immediately after the implantation?

  • How do I know if my S-ICD is working correctly?

  • When and where will the implantation take place?

  • Should I continue to take my medication, particularly blood thinners?

  • Will the implantation require local or general anesthesia?

  • How long will the procedure take?


  • How long do I need to stay in the hospital?

  • How do I take care of the wound?

  • Are there any restrictions on movement or physical activities?

  • Are there any warnings signs to look out for?

  • What action should I take if I experience warning signs?

  • Will I be sore after the implantation? How long will this last?

  • When can I return to normal activities?

  • Will I be able to feel the implanted S-ICD?

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