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How can a doctor implant an automatic defibrillator in a heart?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
ICD: for ICD and pacemakers the leads which actually contact the heart are put in through the veins. The actual battery and pulse/shock generator are put in subcutaneously by surgical incision.
Answered on May 15, 2015

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