Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators Center

An implantable cardiac defibrillator is a device that is inserted into the chest to prevent sudden death from an irregular heartbeat. If the heart develops a life-threatening tachycardia (rapid heart rate), the device administers an electric shock to restore normal rhythm. Cell phones, MRI scanners, metal detectors, and certain heavy-duty electrical powered equipment may interfere with an implantable cardiac defibrillator.

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