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About Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

About Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Does your health history put you at risk for sudden cardiac arrest? If so, your doctor may prescribe an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

What Is It?

An ICD is an implantable heart device about the size of a pocket watch. It is implanted under the skin typically just below the collarbone on the left or right side of your chest.
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Benefits and Risks

All treatment and outcome results are specific to the individual patient, and will form part of your consultation with your healthcare professional.

Please consult your healthcare professional for a full list of benefits, indications, precautions, clinical results, and other important medical information that pertains to implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy.


Frequently Asked Questions

You may have a variety of questions and concerns if your doctor has advised you that an ICD may be the best course of treatment for you.
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What Is It?

Frequently Asked Questions


This website is intended to be educational and is not to be used as a diagnostic tool. It is not intended to replace the information provided to you by your healthcare providers and does not constitute medical advice. The information may not be directly applicable for your individual clinical circumstance. Please talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.