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Living With an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

Many people resume their normal daily activities after full recovery from surgery. Your doctor and nurse will provide the most important guidance for your particular condition.

After Surgery

Everyone heals at a different rate. Your doctor will provide detailed information on what type of movement and lifting is allowed, as well as when you can return to normal activities.

Daily Living

Your doctor or nurse will provide guidance for daily living with your particular condition, but there are some general guidelines to follow after your recovery

CareLink Network

The Medtronic CareLink Network is an Internet-based remote monitoring service for patients with implanted cardiac devices that is comparable to an in-office check.

Getting a Replacement

Implantable heart devices are designed to provide therapy for years, but eventually you will need a replacement device.

Questions and Answers

Here you'll find answers to questions about living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

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.