An implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) is a small device used to prevent sudden death from cardiac arrest due to life threatening abnormal heart rhythms. The ICD is capable of monitoring the heart rhythm. When the heart develops a life-threatening heart beat, the device delivers an electrical shock to the heart to stop the abnormal rhythm and return the heart to normal. This system can be combined with cardiac resynchronization.
After your pacemaker is inserted you will be referred to our Pacemaker Device Clinic for follow up monitoring and care. Click here to learn more about our Cardiac Clinics, including our Pacemaker Device Clinic.