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...
Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 at 2:14 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...
Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 at 2:16 AM
How do I prepare for an ICD?
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 p...
Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 at 2:24 AM
What happens after an ICD?
You will be able to go home on the same day as the procedure. After the surgery, you'll need someone to drive you home. Your healthcare team may adv...
Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 at 2:24 AM
What are the risks associated with an ICD?
An ICD procedure, like any other procedure, comes with a set of hazards, which include: Infection at the implant site Allergic reaction to the anaesth...
Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 at 6:38 AM
What to expect during your recovery after a defibrillator implant procedure?
Remove the dressing the day after the procedure. If you are admitted overnight, the Electrophysiology team will remove the dressing in the morning. After ...
Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 at 6:38 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 ...
Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 at 6:40 AM