How Long Can You Live With an Implanted Defibrillator? Center

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is an electronic device that tracks the heart rate and restores a normal rhythm, if required. It is first-line treatment for patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death. ICD is useful in reducing the death rate amongst patients suffering from cardiac arrest, heart failure, reduced ejection fraction (reduced amount of blood pumped out of heart’s chambers), specific structural heart diseases. An ICD detects and corrects the abnormal rhythm of the heart. Read more: How Long Can You Live With an Implanted Defibrillator? Article


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