aray21
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aray21, March 7,  2021  1:16pm EST

S-ICD

Has anyone ever had their S-ICD removed because of consistent and overall improvement?  Just wondering if that is ever an option....

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, March 8,  2021  9:17am EST

    Good morning,

    Unfortunately, I'm not a medical professional, so I recommend asking your cardiac care team about this if you haven't yet! 

    Take care,

    The AHA Team

  • aray21
    aray21, March 8,  2021  10:53am EST

    Thank you.  I was just curious if anyone has actually had that procedure. Thank you though. :) 

  • Natops
    Natops, May 5,  2021  12:47am EST

    I have an S-ICD and my EF improved to the low 40's after being in the low 30's.  I asked my electrophysiologist about the removal of my device and he said that devices are only replaced with a different device.  He told me there have been no studies conducted relating to "normalized heart failure."  Basically, there's not a lot of money for Boston Scientific or whoever made your device to fund studies on "normalized heart failure," so there's no research conducted.

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