What are the dangers of a defibrillator?

Potential complications of a defibrillator implant

  • Blood clots or air bubbles in the vein.
  • Collapsed lung.
  • Defibrillator malfunction requiring your doctor to reprogram it or replace it.
  • Heart or nerve damage.
  • Punctured heart or lung.
  • Tearing an artery or vein.
  • Unnecessary electrical pulses (impulses).

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