Can my ICD be checked over the phone?

Usually, but it depends on the manufacturer of your ICD. For example, Medtronic has the MyCareLink Heart(TM) mobile app, through which you can send device data to your clinic using your own mobile device — wherever you go. Your clinic may then review your device information on a secure website, allowing your doctor to do a routine device follow-up or to review a special situation. Please consult with your doctor to find out if your ICD is compatible with an app-based remote monitor.