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

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

ClinGen expert panel disputes nine genes linked to long QT syndrome

ClinGen expert panel disputes nine genes linked to long QT syndrome

PNHP welcomes ACP’s endorsement of single-payer  ‘Medicare for All’

PNHP welcomes ACP’s endorsement of single-payer ‘Medicare for All’

Early emergency care by bystanders can save lives of cardiac arrest victims

Early emergency care by bystanders can save lives of cardiac arrest victims

Physician sideline coverage recommended for high school games and practices

Physician sideline coverage recommended for high school games and practices

Comprehensive medical coverage recommended for football games at Chicago Public High Schools

Comprehensive medical coverage recommended for football games at Chicago Public High Schools

New wearable, implantable devices may revolutionize treatment for kidney failure patients

New wearable, implantable devices may revolutionize treatment for kidney failure patients

Pacemaker-like device improves heart function in patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy

Pacemaker-like device improves heart function in patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy

Skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after C-section has risks

Skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after C-section has risks

New study compares emergency preparedness between high school coaches and club sport coaches

New study compares emergency preparedness between high school coaches and club sport coaches

One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows

One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows

Clinical trial explores effect of whole-body cooling in comatose patients after cardiac arrest

Clinical trial explores effect of whole-body cooling in comatose patients after cardiac arrest

Noninvasive radiation therapy offers new hope for patients with high-risk heart arrhythmias

Noninvasive radiation therapy offers new hope for patients with high-risk heart arrhythmias

Study evaluates new techniques to improve doctor-patient communication at end of life

Study evaluates new techniques to improve doctor-patient communication at end of life

New study helps predict high-benefit group for implantable defibrillators

New study helps predict high-benefit group for implantable defibrillators

High-risk patients may benefit from early ICD implantation after primary coronary intervention

High-risk patients may benefit from early ICD implantation after primary coronary intervention

ICD use associated with reduced mortality in patients with heart failure

ICD use associated with reduced mortality in patients with heart failure