ICD Follow Up

Goals:

Assess system integrity

Proper programming for better battery life

Basic steps:

Assess patient’s clinical status

Drug history has to checked

Inspection of the site of implantation

Chest radiography to document lead and device positions

ICD interrogation

Interrogation at the earliest after every device therapy (shock)

Whether a particular position of the body or activity triggered the shock

Charge time and battery life should be closely monitored

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