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How do you change the battery in a defibrillator?

The battery in your defibrillator must be changed by a surgeon in an outpatient procedure. You’ll be given medicine to relax you and may be placed under anesthesia. Your surgeon will numb the area of your skin near your pulse generator. 

They replace the battery by cutting into your skin and removing the old generator before inserting a new one in the same spot. Your doctor will check to ensure the new device is properly attached to the leads and is working correctly before closing the incision.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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