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How does cardiac defibrillator affect quality of life, ability to work?

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually doesn't

Most people have no limitations.
There are limits to exposure to electromagnetic interference, such as from large engines. Also, people cannot arc weld. There may be limits on how much weight may be lifted. Usually people cannot be commercial pilots or truck or bus drivers.

In brief: Usually doesn't

Most people have no limitations.
There are limits to exposure to electromagnetic interference, such as from large engines. Also, people cannot arc weld. There may be limits on how much weight may be lifted. Usually people cannot be commercial pilots or truck or bus drivers.
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: AICD

The aicd itself doesn't really affect quality of life much, the underlying disease process which provided the indication for the icd implant is what mostly dictates the quality of life and ability to work.

In brief: AICD

The aicd itself doesn't really affect quality of life much, the underlying disease process which provided the indication for the icd implant is what mostly dictates the quality of life and ability to work.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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