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When should I call a doctor about my implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)?

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Call your doctor if you notice:

  • Unusual redness
  • Swelling
  • Drainage from the wound
  • Fever
  • Chills

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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