Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

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Last Updated: 17 May 2022
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An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is a tool that discovers any dangerous, rapid heartbeat. The pulse generator has to do with the dimension of a large pocket watch. The electrodes are cables, also called leads, that go through your blood vessels to your heart. Your ICD might have 1, 2, or 3 electrodes. Your heart may require pacing if it is beating too slowly or too quickly, or if you have had a shock from the ICD. There is a special type of ICD called a subcutaneous ICD. This type of ICD can not be a pacemaker. When you are awake, a cardiologist or doctor most often will place your ICD. The area of your breast wall below your collarbone will be numbed with anesthesia, so you will not feel pain. The cosmetic surgeon will make an incision via your skin and produce space under your skin and muscle for the ICD generator. The specialist will place the electrode into a vein, then into your heart. The specialist will link the electrodes to the pulse generator and pacemaker. The pacemaker device aids the heart to beat in a more worked with style. An ICD is put in people who are at high risk of abrupt cardiac fatality from an abnormal heart rhythm that is life harmful. You have had episodes of among these abnormal heart rhythms; Your heart is damaged, too large, and does not pump blood effectively. You have a type of genetic heart problem or genetic health problem;.

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