Implanted Defibrillator Test

What is it?

An implanted defibrillator is a device placed under the skin used to reset dangerous electrical activity of the heart.  Regular interrogation of the device is required to ensure its continued correct function and to estimate remaining battery life. This is achieved by placing a wand over the device. There is no invasive component to this test.

Preparation

Wear 2 piece clothing, as the technician will need to access the chest.

Results

Any abnormal results will be discussed with a cardiologist.

If you are a patient undergoing this test and you have any further queries, please raise them with your cardiologist.

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