Defibrillator

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.
Defibrillator Types

Several types of defibrillators are used to deliver electric currents to the heart muscles and correct abnormal and life threatening heart rhyt

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Latest Defibrillator News and Research

Understanding more about heart rhythm disorders

Understanding more about heart rhythm disorders

During in-flight emergencies, Sometimes airlines’ medical kits fall short

During in-flight emergencies, Sometimes airlines’ medical kits fall short

CPR training spans across India in advance of the World Restart a Heart Day

CPR training spans across India in advance of the World Restart a Heart Day

Sudden cardiac death risk can be determined by genetic score

Sudden cardiac death risk can be determined by genetic score

Study: Survival following sudden cardiac arrest has more than doubled in 30 years

Study: Survival following sudden cardiac arrest has more than doubled in 30 years

Healthy people over 65 years of age recommended to get a heart check-up before non-cardiac surgery

Healthy people over 65 years of age recommended to get a heart check-up before non-cardiac surgery

Basic life support training essential for all people to improve survival from cardiac arrest

Basic life support training essential for all people to improve survival from cardiac arrest

Polygenic risk score identifies coronary artery disease patients at risk for sudden cardiac death.

Polygenic risk score identifies coronary artery disease patients at risk for sudden cardiac death.

Ultra-precise gene therapy technologies could edit or silence faulty genes causing fatal heart diseases

Ultra-precise gene therapy technologies could edit or silence faulty genes causing fatal heart diseases

Accessible school-based defibrillators for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrests could save many lives

Accessible school-based defibrillators for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrests could save many lives

Impaired cardiac metabolism linked to increased risk of fatal arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death

Impaired cardiac metabolism linked to increased risk of fatal arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death

New electrical test to screen individuals at risk of sudden cardiac arrest

New electrical test to screen individuals at risk of sudden cardiac arrest

High air pollution may increase risk for life-threatening arrhythmias

High air pollution may increase risk for life-threatening arrhythmias

New cardiac defibrillator implanted under the skin greatly reduces patient complications

New cardiac defibrillator implanted under the skin greatly reduces patient complications

Consensus document offers recommendations on genetic testing for inherited cardiac diseases

Consensus document offers recommendations on genetic testing for inherited cardiac diseases

Recommendations to prevent, manage interference in patients with implanted cardiac devices

Recommendations to prevent, manage interference in patients with implanted cardiac devices

Clinical algorithm distinguishes between untreatable and treatable form of sudden cardiac arrest

Clinical algorithm distinguishes between untreatable and treatable form of sudden cardiac arrest

Study: Almost half of over-35s not confident in recognizing cardiac risk during exercise

Study: Almost half of over-35s not confident in recognizing cardiac risk during exercise

Study finds increased risk of early death for survivors of heart attack plus cardiac arrest

Study finds increased risk of early death for survivors of heart attack plus cardiac arrest

ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2022 to focus on management of cardiac emergencies

ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2022 to focus on management of cardiac emergencies