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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.
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

DEFIGARD Touch7 masters stressful adventure in Moroccan Sahara

DEFIGARD Touch7 masters stressful adventure in Moroccan Sahara

Test phase of deficopter conducted in Stockholm

Test phase of deficopter conducted in Stockholm

SCHILLER’s FRED easyport defibrillator helps young triathlete to survive after cardiac arrest

SCHILLER’s FRED easyport defibrillator helps young triathlete to survive after cardiac arrest

Test flight at German Aerospace Center in Cologne demonstrates functionality of deficopter

Test flight at German Aerospace Center in Cologne demonstrates functionality of deficopter

Wearable defibrillator reduces overall mortality, but not sudden cardiac death

Wearable defibrillator reduces overall mortality, but not sudden cardiac death

Researchers develop algorithm to guide effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Researchers develop algorithm to guide effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation

As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives

As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives

Never too late to operate? Surgery near end of life is common, costly

Never too late to operate? Surgery near end of life is common, costly