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Is it common to remove an implantable cardioverter defibrillator during heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

It was put in for a reason so unless something has changed, it will ordinarily be left in place unless the battery is failing, in which case it would be replaced.

In brief: No

It was put in for a reason so unless something has changed, it will ordinarily be left in place unless the battery is failing, in which case it would be replaced.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
They are typically removed if a patient has a heart transplant.
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In brief: Uncommon

Some of the old earlier versions may get in the way and be damaged and thus removed.
The more recent internal catheter devices can be avoided and remain functional.

In brief: Uncommon

Some of the old earlier versions may get in the way and be damaged and thus removed.
The more recent internal catheter devices can be avoided and remain functional.
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