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If icd and defibrillator can get infected, why put it in the first place? Is it really necessary for some people?
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Dr. Daniel Engelman
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Any surgical incision can get infected.
If your doctor recommends this procedure it is most likely necessary. The benefits outweigh the risks.

In brief: Yes
Any surgical incision can get infected.
If your doctor recommends this procedure it is most likely necessary. The benefits outweigh the risks.
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Dr. Daniel Engelman
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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See answer.
There are specific conditions for which an icd is implanted to decrease the risk of sudden death due to a cardiac rhythm disturbance.
Infections are rare. The device can be life saving.

In brief: See answer.
There are specific conditions for which an icd is implanted to decrease the risk of sudden death due to a cardiac rhythm disturbance.
Infections are rare. The device can be life saving.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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