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

Subcutaneous defibrillators equally effective in delivering electric shocks, study says

Subcutaneous defibrillators equally effective in delivering electric shocks, study says

First pediatric-only guidelines for the use of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators

First pediatric-only guidelines for the use of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators

Persistent opioid use among 12% of patients after cardiac implantable electronic device procedures

Persistent opioid use among 12% of patients after cardiac implantable electronic device procedures

Study finds fewer psychological symptoms among cardiac arrest survivors practicing mindfulness

Study finds fewer psychological symptoms among cardiac arrest survivors practicing mindfulness

Earlier epinephrine administration associated with better recovery after cardiac arrest

Earlier epinephrine administration associated with better recovery after cardiac arrest

Implantable cardiac monitors effectively detect serious arrhythmias in selected post-infarction patients

Implantable cardiac monitors effectively detect serious arrhythmias in selected post-infarction patients

Drones flew defibrillators to location of patients with suspected cardiac arrest, study reports

Drones flew defibrillators to location of patients with suspected cardiac arrest, study reports

Drones can help deliver life-saving defibrillators to people with suspected cardiac arrest

Drones can help deliver life-saving defibrillators to people with suspected cardiac arrest

PROFID project aims to personalize prevention of sudden cardiac death after myocardial infarction

PROFID project aims to personalize prevention of sudden cardiac death after myocardial infarction

Infantile sudden death associated with a de novo genetic mutation in the SOS1 gene

Infantile sudden death associated with a de novo genetic mutation in the SOS1 gene

An overview on fitness to drive for patients with cardiovascular diseases

An overview on fitness to drive for patients with cardiovascular diseases

New tool could transform the management of cardiac sarcoidosis patients

New tool could transform the management of cardiac sarcoidosis patients

Return to play can be managed for athletes with genetic heart diseases, study suggests

Return to play can be managed for athletes with genetic heart diseases, study suggests

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