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Icd Implant Indications

ICD implant is referred to as an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. It is a battery-powered device placed under the skin to track heart rate. Thin wires connect ICD to the heart. When an abnormal heart rhythm is detected, the device delivers an electric shock to restore the issue to have normal heart rhythm. It is often used in cases of structural heart disease and sustained ventricular tachycardia. It is also used in cases of having syncope due to unknown origin and in cases of inducible VT (ventricular tachycardia) or VF (ventricular fibrillation) seen in the electrophysiological study.

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What are the side effects of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator?

Query: Hello doctor, Could you let me know if an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator can cause AFib? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Implantable defibrillators are implanted to terminate an episode of atrial arrhythmia. AFib (atrial fibrillation) is also a type of atrial arrhythmia. The ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) not only provides treatment for atrial arrhythmias but also for ventric...  Read Full »

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