How often do Defibrillator Wires eventually poke through the Skin? My Father is 85 yo with CHF and has had an Internal Defibrillator for many years. Just recently a Wire started protruding through his Skin and now about 1 1/2" of the Wire is out. The Defibrillator was turned off and he is not a Candidate for Surgery. He is being treated for Infection but I'm wondering if this is Life threatening and what will happen?