Questions for Your Doctor About Living with Your EMBLEM MRI S-ICD System Implant

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What can you expect from living with the EMBLEM MRI S-ICD System? Are there areas of your life that might change? The questions below can help you get the answers you’re looking for.
 

  • Will an EMBLEM MRI S-ICD affect my ability to drive?

  • Will an EMBLEM MRI S-ICD restrict my ability to work?

  • Will an EMBLEM MRI S-ICD affect my ability to participate in physical activities?

  • Will an EMBLEM MRI S-ICD affect my ability to engage in sexual activities?

  • Will an EMBLEM MRI S-ICD affect my ability to travel?

  • Will an EMBLEM MRI S-ICD cause any issues with security screening at airports?

  • What happens if someone is touching me when I receive an electric shock?

  • How often do I need to get a routine checkup of my EMBLEM MRI S-ICD?

  • What happens during a routine checkup?

  • Can my EMBLEM MRI S-ICD be monitored from home?

  • Can I go to a different hospital to have my device checked?

  • Where should I go in case of an emergency?

  • When does my EMBLEM MRI S-ICD need to be replaced? How will I know?

  • Can my device undergo MRI scans?

  • If my heart is beating faster while exercising, how does the EMBLEM MRI S-ICD know the difference between that and an arrhythmia?

  • What should I know about using electrical equipment or devices?

  • What should I do if I decide to have the EMBLEM MRI S-ICD System deactivated or removed?

  • For caregivers:

    • How will our family life be affected after the EMBLEM MRI S-ICD is implanted?

    • How can I help my loved one maintain a healthy lifestyle?

    • What should I do if my loved one is about to receive EMBLEM MRI S-ICD therapy?

    • Should I go with my loved one to the doctor?

    • What if my loved one does not recover after receiving EMBLEM MRI S-ICD therapy?


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