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How often do I need to see my doctor if I have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)?

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Regular follow-up is important after you get an ICD implanted. Your doctor will tell you how often you will need to have the ICD checked. During ICD checks, the doctor will determine if the ICD has detected or treated any abnormal heart rhythms and will check the ICD battery. These visits are very important. You will also need to see a cardiologist at least once a year.

SOURCES: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 4, 2019

SOURCES: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 4, 2019

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