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When should a defibrillator battery be replaced?

Patients will need to have the battery replaced in their ICD near the end of the battery’s life. Depending on how often the device is activated, you may need it replaced anywhere from five to fifteen years. Your doctor will monitor the battery’s lifespan and make sure the ICD is functioning correctly.

Occasionally patients need their ICD replaced before the end of the battery’s lifespan. This happens if the generator starts malfunctioning or there’s a serious infection at the site of your ICD.

What is a defibrillator?

How do you change the battery in a defibrillator?

How long does the battery last in a defibrillator?

Can a defibrillator stop working?

What happens when a defibrillator battery dies?

How often should defibrillators be checked?

* 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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