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What activities should you avoid after getting an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)?

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For the first six weeks after the procedure, avoid lifting, pushing, or pulling objects that weigh more than 10 pounds. If you had open-heart surgery, it may take longer for you to get back to some activities. Your doctor or nurse will discuss specific activity guidelines with you before you leave the hospital.

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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