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How often should defibrillators be checked?

Your doctor will monitor your ICD at regularly scheduled appointments. They’ll check to make sure the device is functioning correctly and keep track of the battery life. Your doctor determines how often your device needs monitoring. 

After the device is first implanted, your doctor may want to check your ICD every three months. If your ICD is functioning well, additional check-ups might take place every six months. When your device starts showing signs of needing battery replacement, your doctor may have you come in at shorter intervals for closer monitoring.

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?

Can a defibrillator stop working?

What happens when a defibrillator battery dies?

* 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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