FAQ

Does the implant hurt?

It is common to have some soreness and tenderness at the incision site for several days after the procedure. There also may be some bruising. Healing of the incision is usually complete within 7 to 14 days. Your doctor may place restrictions on lifting and activities for several weeks following your surgery to allow for complete healing.

Will my ICD be implanted on the same side as my mastectomy?

An ICD can be implanted on either side of the chest, depending on a person’s unique anatomy. Talk to your doctor about your concerns.