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How can I turn off my defibrillator? Not having medicines for years. Any repercussions?

i would like my defibrillator turned off ! Had it 5 years now and no need for it ,havent been on meds for 4 of those 5 years. Is there anything I can do and who would i contact. My cardiologist wont do it for fear it will have finacial repercussions to him. Im very healthy and it is keeping me from obtaining certain licenses ?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Since you already have a defibrillator, that would indicate that at some point in time you had an indication for it such as congestive heart failure with severely depressed ejection fraction or prior lethal arrhythmia and/or sudden cardiac death.

Should you decide that for personal reasons that you want to have it removed or turned off, the definitive way to determine whether it would be safe to do so would be by seeking the evaluation and expertise of an electrophysiologist (cardiologist that specializes in arrhythmia management). After consultation, he or she will be able to assist you with removal or turning it off.

Take care and be well
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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