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Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Lung Problems, Including Pneumonia

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Presentation: Implantable Defibrillator
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Lung problems are a potential complication with the placement of this device. There are many different lung problems that vary in their seriousness. Common lung problems include pneumonia, fluid build-up, air outside the lung and bleeding. The treatment will vary depending on the problem; however the placement of a plastic tube or surgery are sometimes needed.

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