- A subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small, battery-powered device. It fixes serious changes in your heartbeat. ICDs are used in people who've had a life-threatening heart rhythm or are at high risk of having one.
- The ICD is placed under the skin of the chest and it is attached to a wire (called a lead). The lead is placed under the skin so that it lies near your heart.
- If it detects a life-threatening heart rhythm, the ICD sends an electric shock to the heart. This restores a normal rhythm.
What is subcutaneous ICD and how it is placed? Print
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Modified on: Wed, 19 Feb, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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