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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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

Exposure to heavy wildfire smoke may raise risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Exposure to heavy wildfire smoke may raise risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Breathing heavy wildfire smoke may increase risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Breathing heavy wildfire smoke may increase risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Study: CIED patients do not need to worry about electric cars

Study: CIED patients do not need to worry about electric cars

Investigational drug vericiguat benefits patients with worsening heart failure

Investigational drug vericiguat benefits patients with worsening heart failure

Study identifies a protein and signaling pathway that may contribute to sudden cardiac death

Study identifies a protein and signaling pathway that may contribute to sudden cardiac death

Medtronic receives CE Mark for Cobalt and Crome portfolio of ICDs and CRT-Ds

Medtronic receives CE Mark for Cobalt and Crome portfolio of ICDs and CRT-Ds

Expert genomics panel disputes certain genes linked to a dangerous heart condition

Expert genomics panel disputes certain genes linked to a dangerous heart condition