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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 v...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest an alternative treatment for ICD.

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 59 years old. Eight years back he had heart attack and the next year he underwent CABG. Presently, he is feeling uncomfortable and got an angiogram and cardiac PET/CT imaging done. It stated that he has severe LV dysfunction of more than 30 percentage. He also has severe c...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These procedures in modern science are done according to guidelines. So according to ACC (American College of Cardiology) or AHA (American Heart Association) guidelines indications for ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) placement are under two broad categories ...  Read Full »

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