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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 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

Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations

Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations

CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations

CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations

Absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope can reduce rate of cardiac device infections

Absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope can reduce rate of cardiac device infections

Advanced airway management and ECG rhythms make all the difference during cardiac arrest

Advanced airway management and ECG rhythms make all the difference during cardiac arrest

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