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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.
New wearable, implantable devices may revolutionize treatment for kidney failure patients

New wearable, implantable devices may revolutionize treatment for kidney failure patients

Pacemaker-like device improves heart function in patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy

Pacemaker-like device improves heart function in patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy

Skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after C-section has risks

Skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after C-section has risks

New study compares emergency preparedness between high school coaches and club sport coaches

New study compares emergency preparedness between high school coaches and club sport coaches

One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows

One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows

Clinical trial explores effect of whole-body cooling in comatose patients after cardiac arrest

Clinical trial explores effect of whole-body cooling in comatose patients after cardiac arrest

Noninvasive radiation therapy offers new hope for patients with high-risk heart arrhythmias

Noninvasive radiation therapy offers new hope for patients with high-risk heart arrhythmias

Study evaluates new techniques to improve doctor-patient communication at end of life

Study evaluates new techniques to improve doctor-patient communication at end of life

New study helps predict high-benefit group for implantable defibrillators

New study helps predict high-benefit group for implantable defibrillators

High-risk patients may benefit from early ICD implantation after primary coronary intervention

High-risk patients may benefit from early ICD implantation after primary coronary intervention

ICD use associated with reduced mortality in patients with heart failure

ICD use associated with reduced mortality in patients with heart failure

Research opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmias

Research opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmias

Cardiac arrest survivor meets four Good Samaritans who saved his life one year after recovery

Cardiac arrest survivor meets four Good Samaritans who saved his life one year after recovery

Study finds no increase in deaths from cardiac arrests at the weekend

Study finds no increase in deaths from cardiac arrests at the weekend

Hidden reports masked the scope of widespread harm from faulty heart device

Hidden reports masked the scope of widespread harm from faulty heart device

Web-based intervention opens way to improve well-being of heart-failure patients

Web-based intervention opens way to improve well-being of heart-failure patients

EuroCMR 2019 to present novel studies on clinical use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance

EuroCMR 2019 to present novel studies on clinical use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance

New computer program predicts risk of life-threatening arrhythmias

New computer program predicts risk of life-threatening arrhythmias

New study examines smarter automatic defibrillator

New study examines smarter automatic defibrillator

Preventative cardioverter defibrillator implantation is of little benefit to kidney dialysis patients

Preventative cardioverter defibrillator implantation is of little benefit to kidney dialysis patients