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What Does Defibrillator Implant Do In The Body
See below: An implanted cardiac defibrillator is a pacemaker and a defibrillator. The defibrillator is needed for certain conditions that would lead to a dangerous arrythmias - heart rhythms - that could cause death. When such a rhythm is detected, within the program set by the cardiologist - the defibrillator will deliver shock(s) to the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is perfectly fine to get breast implants if you have an implantable defibrillator. You simply need to have the defibrillator turned off during the surgery so that the cautery does not interfere with it. This can usually be done very quickly prior to the surgery; the device is then turned back on once the surgery is complete. I hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Defibrillation is a life saving maneuver, and if necessary, breast implants should not stop you. Breast implants do not conduct electricity, and should not cause any problems. Tissue expander with internal ports do have metal in them, but the metal is insulated inside the implant, and not likely to interfere. Even if a burn occurs, better to live with a burn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dad just had pacemaker/defibrillator put in. Immediately after implant seems to have very laboured breathing, lots of chest stomach movement. Causes?
Dyspnea: This is abnormal and needs IMMEDIATE attention ,if necessary go to the ER ...Read more
Absolutely: This is one of the risks of this type of device and infections can be nasty. ...Read more
Maybe not: A taser might damage implanted devices, although some studies done on pigs found the 5-seconds of high voltage did not damage pacemakers or implanted defibrillators. Those devices likely have safety features to block high voltage electrical currents. Not sure if a defribillator could reset the heart if a taser created an abnormal rhythm, but the studies suggest the defribrillator would still work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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