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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Your Health

Getting the Therapy

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Getting an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Getting an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Implanting a cardioverter defibrillator is a defense against sudden cardiac death. The device constantly monitors the rhythm of your heart, detects irregular rhythms, and automatically delivers the most appropriate type of therapy when needed.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Your doctor will use specific criteria to determine if you are a potential candidate for an ICD.
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Your Healthcare Team

Several types of doctors specialise in treating people at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. A good first step is to see your primary care doctor or GP.
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Surgery: What to Expect

Your healthcare team will walk you through the surgical process, which includes important steps before, during, and following the procedure to implant an ICD.
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Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Your Healthcare Team

Surgery: What to Expect


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