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Caring for your implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD): What you need to know  
Abstract:  This brochure covers instructions for patients who have received a subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), including guidelines to follow during recovery, activity restrictions, special long-term precautions, when to call the doctor, and when to call 9-1-1.
Author: Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab/Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 1999, July 1, 2014
UWMC Availability:  Cardiac Diagnostic Services/5NE; Cardiology/5NE; Cardiothoracic Surgery/5NE; 5NE; Regional Heart Center; Cardiac Procedures; Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab/Regional Heart Center
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Cardiovascular Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Heart Rate; Heart Diseases and Disorders; Heart; Defibrillator; Cardiovascular Surgery
Language(s):  English; Spanish
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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