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An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a small device that's placed in your chest or abdomen. This device uses electrical pulses or shocks to help control life-threatening, irregular heartbeats, especially those that could lead the heart to suddenly stop beating (sudden cardiac arrest). If the heart stops beating, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. This usually causes death if it's not treated in minutes.
Cedars-Sinai researchers develop new risk assessment tool to predict sudden cardiac arrest

Cedars-Sinai researchers develop new risk assessment tool to predict sudden cardiac arrest

Pacemakers and other cardiac devices reveal time, cause of death in some forensic cases

Pacemakers and other cardiac devices reveal time, cause of death in some forensic cases

ESCAPE-NET created to search for sudden cardiac arrest causes and compare treatments

ESCAPE-NET created to search for sudden cardiac arrest causes and compare treatments

Novel smartphone app can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims before emergency services

Novel smartphone app can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims before emergency services

Drones equipped with defibrillators beat ambulances in reaching cardiac arrest patients

Drones equipped with defibrillators beat ambulances in reaching cardiac arrest patients

Quitting methamphetamine use can prevent drug-related heart damage

Quitting methamphetamine use can prevent drug-related heart damage

EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017 to showcase holographic cardiac imaging and other innovations

EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017 to showcase holographic cardiac imaging and other innovations

Energy drinks linked to risk of cardiac events in young people with familial long QT syndrome

Energy drinks linked to risk of cardiac events in young people with familial long QT syndrome

TSRI study defines new protocol for MRI scanning in patients with implanted cardiac devices

TSRI study defines new protocol for MRI scanning in patients with implanted cardiac devices

Cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator devices released by Boston Scientific

Cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator devices released by Boston Scientific

Many heart failure patients in rural areas deprived of lifesaving ICD therapy, new report shows

Many heart failure patients in rural areas deprived of lifesaving ICD therapy, new report shows

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves survival rate in older patients, study finds

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves survival rate in older patients, study finds

Delay in giving adrenaline shots after cardiac arrest lowers survival rates of patients

Delay in giving adrenaline shots after cardiac arrest lowers survival rates of patients

New suite of sensors can help monitor patients to prevent heart failure events

New suite of sensors can help monitor patients to prevent heart failure events

RDT to preview innovative Tempus ALS defibrillator monitor at MEDICA 2016

RDT to preview innovative Tempus ALS defibrillator monitor at MEDICA 2016

Experts to discuss use of holograms and 3D printing at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016

Experts to discuss use of holograms and 3D printing at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016

Royal Philips partners with World Heart Federation to help people better manage cardiac health

Royal Philips partners with World Heart Federation to help people better manage cardiac health

ACCA annual congress shines lights on managing risk in acute cardiovascular care

ACCA annual congress shines lights on managing risk in acute cardiovascular care

Remote monitoring shows no improvement in outcomes for heart failure patients with CIEDs

Remote monitoring shows no improvement in outcomes for heart failure patients with CIEDs

Research shows AEDs fail to save lives without basic life support education

Research shows AEDs fail to save lives without basic life support education