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Oral health care considerations for patients with defibrillators or pacemakers:

Address any underlying comorbid disease or condition:

Cardiac Disease:
Noncardiac Disease:
  • Acute infection
  • Pulmonary conditions including lung carcinoma
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • DM

Proximity to electromagnetic generating devices in a dental setting has not been shown to have an effect on today’s pacemakers and defibrillators.

No antibiotic prophylaxis is needed at any time after placement of these devices.