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

Novel computer system can help inform future therapies for patients with inherited heart disease

Novel computer system can help inform future therapies for patients with inherited heart disease

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at anytime

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at anytime

Hyperinvasive approach is an effective treatment strategy for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Hyperinvasive approach is an effective treatment strategy for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Study: ICD patients should be regularly screened for anxiety and depression

Study: ICD patients should be regularly screened for anxiety and depression

Study provides the first extensive genetic and phenotype landscape of peripartum cardiomyopathy

Study provides the first extensive genetic and phenotype landscape of peripartum cardiomyopathy

Study shows CPR is the “gold standard” technique against other alternatives

Study shows CPR is the “gold standard” technique against other alternatives

Mortality from sudden cardiac arrest is higher in COVID-19 patients

Mortality from sudden cardiac arrest is higher in COVID-19 patients

Age is a key factor in sex-related outcomes after heart attack, indicates study

Age is a key factor in sex-related outcomes after heart attack, indicates study

Nocturnal respiratory rate of heart patients can help predict the success of ICD treatment

Nocturnal respiratory rate of heart patients can help predict the success of ICD treatment

Skin may help to predict future heart problems

Skin may help to predict future heart problems

Updated guideline on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy encourages shared decision-making

Updated guideline on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy encourages shared decision-making

Researchers report a case  of S-ICD implantation in patient with ccTGA and DDD pacemaker

Researchers report a case of S-ICD implantation in patient with ccTGA and DDD pacemaker

MRI exams can be safely performed in patients with non-MR compatible cardiac devices

MRI exams can be safely performed in patients with non-MR compatible cardiac devices

Study underscores the importance of interventions to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrests outcomes

Study underscores the importance of interventions to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrests outcomes

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal

MRI can be used to predict major cardiac events for people with dilated cardiomyopathy

MRI can be used to predict major cardiac events for people with dilated cardiomyopathy

Experts outline best way to predict common heart rhythm disorders

Experts outline best way to predict common heart rhythm disorders

Bystander CPR benefits outweigh the risks of COVID-19 infection

Bystander CPR benefits outweigh the risks of COVID-19 infection

Study highlights the benefits of palliative care for heart failure patients

Study highlights the benefits of palliative care for heart failure patients

Diastolic dysfunction associated with increased risk for arrhythmic death

Diastolic dysfunction associated with increased risk for arrhythmic death