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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.
SCHILLER showcases five new products at MEDICA

SCHILLER showcases five new products at MEDICA

Lethal heart rhythm more likely to be found in patients with common heart failure

Lethal heart rhythm more likely to be found in patients with common heart failure

Loyola tests new catheter ablation system that can reach deeper into heart muscle

Loyola tests new catheter ablation system that can reach deeper into heart muscle

PTSD associated with increased risk of major CV event or death after cardiac arrest

PTSD associated with increased risk of major CV event or death after cardiac arrest

Using genome editing to prevent sudden cardiac death

Using genome editing to prevent sudden cardiac death

Study compares programming strategies used in implanted cardiac defibrillators

Study compares programming strategies used in implanted cardiac defibrillators

VA adding opioid antidote to defibrillator cabinets for quicker overdose response

VA adding opioid antidote to defibrillator cabinets for quicker overdose response

Drug used for chest pain does not decrease chance of first occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias

Drug used for chest pain does not decrease chance of first occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias

Study offers possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure before symptoms appear

Study offers possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure before symptoms appear

New clinical trial examines use of adrenaline to treat cardiac arrests

New clinical trial examines use of adrenaline to treat cardiac arrests

Hartsfield-Jackson airport installs 285 new Cardiac Science G5 AEDs

Hartsfield-Jackson airport installs 285 new Cardiac Science G5 AEDs

Are wearable defibrillators a suitable alternative to surgically implanted devices?

Are wearable defibrillators a suitable alternative to surgically implanted devices?

Cleveland Clinic receives $3.7 million grant from AHA for atrial fibrillation research

Cleveland Clinic receives $3.7 million grant from AHA for atrial fibrillation research

Landmark trial to test implantable defibrillator in diabetic patients with history of heart attack

Landmark trial to test implantable defibrillator in diabetic patients with history of heart attack

Improving the Diagnosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Improving the Diagnosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Bob and Corrine Frick's gift helps establish first center for heart failure and arrhythmia

Bob and Corrine Frick's gift helps establish first center for heart failure and arrhythmia

Getting better prepared to treat in-flight medical emergencies

Getting better prepared to treat in-flight medical emergencies

New device achieves 92% accuracy in detecting patients with severe stroke

New device achieves 92% accuracy in detecting patients with severe stroke

Researchers develop new algorithm to make CPR more effective

Researchers develop new algorithm to make CPR more effective

Self-adhering chest patch may better detect common heart rhythm disorder than usual care

Self-adhering chest patch may better detect common heart rhythm disorder than usual care