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

Implant Procedure

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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