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List of questions for generator change /lead extraction

 What kind of anesthesia would be use and why? What antibiotics are going to be use to prevent infection? If I am allergy to certain antibiotics, what alternatives will be used? Is the same incision going to be use? Is the ICD going to be in same spot and pocket? How...

List of Questions prior to ICD implant

Why is this particular brand the best one in my circumstances and not the other brands (the brands are Abbott (formerly St Jude), Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Biotronik)? How many leads will I have and why? Are the leads and ICD going to be the same brand? What...

List of general questions to ask for ICD patients

In the event I should get therapy (shock) from the ICD, what should I do? Should I just call the office and wait for response? Should I go to the ER? Did I have any episodes? If yes, what rhythm was I in when those episodes happen? What is going to done to prevent it...

Questions to ask at ep/cardiologist appointments

Questions to ask at ep/cardiologist appointments: Why am I consider at this risk level at the current time? Will my risk level change overtime? Or will the risk level remain the same all the time? What are the treatment options? Why am I being started on this...