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Getting an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Tachycardia

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are the front-line defense against sudden cardiac death. Implanting this device doesn't require open-heart surgery. You are sedated throughout the procedure and a local anesthetic is used.

Is It Right for You?

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 specialize in treating people with tachycardia. A good first step is to see your primary care doctor.

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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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Questions and Answers

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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Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.

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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.