How often will my doctor need to check my device?

Your doctor will prescribe a schedule of post-implant checkups, and they'll just become a regular thing. At each one, the clinician will use a gizmo called a programmer that communicates with the computer chip in your ICD to check it out. It's very simple, and it helps ensure that your device is meeting your needs, no slacking off. Often these checkups can be done at home with remote monitoring.