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Implantable devices

Tip

You will be given a special card that identifies your medical condition. Be sure to carry your pacemaker or ICD identification card at all times.

The two common implantable devices for heart patients are pacemakers and ICDs (implantable defibrillators).


 

 

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Helping Your Heart, fourth edition, cvs-ahc-90648

First published: 10/04/2002
Last updated: 06/01/2007

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts