Implantable cardioverter defibrillator

What is an ICD?
Cardiac resynchronization An ICD is a tiny, battery-operated device for monitoring the rhythm of your heart and detecting irregular heartbeats. It's at...
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020 at 3:57 AM
Why do I need an ICD?
Your health care provider may advise a CRT for the following reasons: Prior attack of ventricular arrhythmia Previous history of heart attack Suffere...
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020 at 4:05 AM
How do I prepare for an ICD?
Follow the instructions of your healthcare team to prepare for this procedure. Stop eating or drinking before midnight of your procedure.  Inform your he...
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020 at 3:59 AM
What happens after an ICD?
You will be able to go home on the same day as the procedure. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure.  Your healthcare team may advi...
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020 at 7:08 AM
What are the risks associated with an ICD?
As with any procedure, there are few risks associated with an ICD procedure which include:  Infection at the implant site Allergic reaction to the med...
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020 at 7:09 AM
What to expect during your recovery after a defibrillator implant procedure?
A defibrillator is implanted under the skin in the chest, just below the collarbone, and the leads are then guided through a vein to your heart. After your...
Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 at 2:24 AM
How do I prepare for a defibrillator placement?
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before your procedure. Take medications as instructed with a small sip of water the morning of the ...
Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 at 2:26 AM