Questions for Your Doctor About Living with an S-ICD
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What can you expect from living with an S-ICD? Are there areas of your life that might change? The questions below can help you get the answers you’re looking for.
- Will an S-ICD affect my ability to drive?
- Will an S-ICD restrict my ability to work?
- Will an S-ICD affect my ability to participate in physical activities?
- Will an S-ICD affect my ability to engage in sexual activities?
- Will an S-ICD affect my ability to travel?
- Will an S-ICD cause any issues with security screening at airports?
- What happens if someone is touching me when I receive an electric shock?
- How often do I need to get a routine checkup of my S-ICD?
- What happens during a routine checkup?
- Can I go to a different hospital to have my device checked?
- Where should I go in case of an emergency?
- When does my S-ICD need to be replaced? How will I know?
- If my heart is beating faster while exercising, how does the S-ICD know the difference between that and an arrhythmia?
- What should I know about using electrical equipment or devices?
- What should I do if I decide to have the S-ICD deactivated or removed?
- For caregivers:
- How will our family life be affected after the S-ICD is implanted?
- How can I help my loved one maintain a healthy lifestyle?
- What should I do if my loved one is about to receive S-ICD therapy?
- Should I go with my loved one to the doctor?
- What if my loved one does not recover after receiving S-ICD therapy?