Are you at risk for sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular tachycardia? If so, an implantable defibrillator may be needed to regulate your heartbeat. This device is about the size of a pocket watch.
An ICD is an implantable heart device about the size of a pocket watch. It is implanted under the skin typically just below the collarbone on the left or right side of your chest.
An ICD continuously monitors your heart. If a dangerous and potentially life-threatening heart rate is detected, an electrical signal is sent to correct it.
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As with any medical procedure, there are benefits and risks with ICD therapy. Talk to your doctor to determine if implantable defibrillator therapy is right for you.
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