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Can a defibrillator stop working?

Yes, if the battery inside the ICD dies, your device will no longer work. The battery powers the pulse generator, and without power, your device cannot send shocks to pace your heart rate or shock your heart to stop dangerous rhythms.

The ICD can also stop working if your pulse generator isn’t working correctly. This is why a doctor needs to monitor how your device is functioning. Frequent monitoring allows your physician to catch any problems with your pulse generator before they affect your health.

What is a defibrillator?

How do you change the battery in a defibrillator?

How long does the battery last in a defibrillator?

When should a defibrillator battery be replaced?

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How often should defibrillators be checked?

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