Getting an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are the front-line defence against sudden cardiac death. Implanting this device doesn't require open-heart surgery. You are sedated throughout the procedure and a local anaesthetic is used.

Is It Right for You?

Your doctor will use specific criteria to determine if you are a potential candidate for an ICD.

Surgery: What to Expect

Your healthcare team will walk you through the surgical process, which includes important steps before, during, and following the procedure to implant an ICD.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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