common questions about your heart device


Explore our frequently asked questions about life with an implanted heart device below for some general guidelines and precautions to consider.

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Do I have a choice in which device I receive?

Depending on your heart condition, your doctor will consider the different implantable heart device  options to best fit your needs. Make sure to tell your doctor about your lifestyle, hobbies, and climate, as all of these may be factors in your doctor’s decision. 

A few features your doctor may consider include:

  • Access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF) diagnostics and monitoring
  • Continuous pacing of your heart

Can I still get an MRI with my implanted heart device?

How will an implanted heart device impact my daily life?

Can I use a cellphone?

Will I be able to travel?

How active can I be?

Are household appliances safe to use?

Will magnets affect my device?

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.