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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
15 years experience Cardiology
Yes if you mean LVAD: If by pump you mean left ventricular assist device (lvad), then yes you can have a pacemaker/icd, and most people that require a lvad already have an ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
34 years experience Cardiology
Yes: They typically do not interfere with each other. The same is not true for tens units.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
???: I think there may be some confusion. An implanted cardio-verter defibrillator delivers a shock when certain rhythms are detected per the parameters or ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
ICD: Icds do not start pacemakers which aren't working. There is a pacemaker function built into icds however and it is unlikely that an icd would work to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
Detection: It detects fast heart beats above a threshold set by the cardiologist and programmed into the defibrillator and delivers a shock or ATP - pacemaker ov ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Defibrillators: The device has an antenna that monitors the electrical activity of the heart. If the recorded parameters fit those of ventricular tachycardia or ventr ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Implanted cardioverter defibrillators (icds) are the most effective treatment in terminating dangerous arrhythmias. Icds are not 100% effective, but a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
New Guidelines: This is somewhat complex and will not all fit in 400 characters so I am creating initials. 1. Ischemic cardiomyopathy, i.C., with ejection fraction, e ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Heart rhythm device: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or icd, is a small device that can automatically detect abnormally fast heart rhythms and stop them with a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
39 years experience Cardiology
AICD: An aicd is recommended for very specific conditions and following very specific and well documented indications as published by professional societies ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Office and hospital: Initial postimplantation care centers on wound healing. Subsequent followup relates to monitoring the function of the device. Regular office visits ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
36 years experience Cardiology
Left side: The left side is preferable for several reasons - especially if you have a bi ventricular or crt icd - the one with 3 leads. It is easier to place the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Shock the heart: The device has the abiltiy to sense when your heart is beating in an abnormal and dangerous way which could lead to you passing out or having your hea ... Read More

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