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If you have a pump, can you also have a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?

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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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 icd.

In brief: 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 icd.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

They typically do not interfere with each other. The same is not true for tens units.

In brief: Yes

They typically do not interfere with each other. The same is not true for tens units.
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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