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When you have a defibrillator inserted, can you see it through your skin???

When you have a defibrillator inserted, can you see it through your skin? My dad s getting one next week and he s afraid he ll look weird it it pokes out.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Cardiologist, Interventional 's  Response
Hello n welcome ..
defibrillator usually a size of a STRIKER of Carrom (Carrom board Play) with a wire that wire tip placed in side the heart, which can be felt by hand. becoz its inside the skin we cant see but can be felt.
bye n good luck...
Answered: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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hahaha im only 15 and i guess its not bad lookin... but i hate it becuase i cant play my favorite sport (football) and its not fun having it and seeing others have fun running around like a normal human being and me with all the jealousy in the world.... is it possible to get it removed? i dont think so im too young

Answered: Sun, 10 Jan 2010
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I have a pacemaker/defibrillator, they are very slim 1/4 thick about an 1 1/2 inches across I'm thin and yes it does "show" and there will also be a scar. But its No Big Deal. This will give your father bragging rights! I appreciate my device has saved my LIFE.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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