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Is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator removed in heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

The defib. Device is implatnted in the inner chambers of the heart and bypass is on the out side of the heart where the coronary arteries lie.
Unless theres another reason to remove the device ie an infection the device is left in.

In brief: No

The defib. Device is implatnted in the inner chambers of the heart and bypass is on the out side of the heart where the coronary arteries lie.
Unless theres another reason to remove the device ie an infection the device is left in.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Nope

We just turn it off so it doesn't go off during the case from cautery noise.

In brief: Nope

We just turn it off so it doesn't go off during the case from cautery noise.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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