What are the subacute complications of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Daniel M Beyerbach, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Subacute ICD complications include the following:

  • Pain

  • Infection

  • Pocket hematoma

  • Wound dehiscence

  • Lead dislodgment

  • Deep venous thrombosis

  • Upper extremity edema

  • Degradation of lead function

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