Prepare for Your Implantable Defibrillator Procedure
The S-ICD implant surgery typically takes about one hour. An S-ICD consists of a pulse generator and an electrode, which are placed just under the skin, leaving the heart and blood vessels untouched and intact.
How to Prepare
Your healthcare provider will give you specific instructions about how to prepare for your S-ICD implantation procedure. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully.
In most cases, a person who has had an S-ICD implanted is able to leave the hospital the next day. Full recovery from the defibrillator implant procedure usually takes about 4-6 weeks.
Questions for Your Doctor:
Have a better idea about what to expect from your implantable defibrillator procedure and recovery. Bring along this set of questions on your next doctor’s appointment.
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