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مزيل الرجفان ومُقوِّم نَظم القلب القابل للزرع

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
Other topics: Chest Surgery
 Angina  
 Angio-Seal  
 Angioplasty  
 Aortic Angiography  
 Arrhythmias  
 Atrial Fibrillation  
 Cardiac Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation  
 Cardiac Arrest  
 Cardiac Catheterization - Coronary Angiography  
 Cardiac Rehabilitation  
 Cardiomyopathy  
 Carotid Artery Disease  
 Congenital Heart Defects  
 Congestive Heart Failure  
 Coronary Angiography and Possible Angioplasty  
 Coronary Angioplasty  
 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft  
 Coronary Artery Disease  
 Echocardiogram  
 Endocarditis  
 Heart Attack  
 Heart Disease in Women  
 Heart Diseases  
 Heart Failure Home Care  
 Heart Transplantation  
 Heart Valve Diseases  
 Heart Valve Replacement  
 How to Prevent Heart Disease  
 Living with Congestive Heart Failure  
 Mitral Valve Prolapse  
 Open Heart Surgery - What to Expect  
 Pacemaker  
 Pericardial Disorders  
 Pulmonary Hypertension  
 Stress Echocardiography Test  
 Transesophageal Echocardiogram  
 Warfarin  
 Warfarin - Introduction for New Users  
 Warfarin - Review for Current Users  
 
Keywords

ICD, defibrillator, heartbeat, cardioverter, irregular heartbeat, heart, arrhythmia, tachycardia, fibrillation, pulse, cardiac arrest, electrocardiogram, holter monitor, echocardiogram, electrophysiology study, stress test, pacemaker,

Overview *

An arrhythmia is any disorder of your heart rate or rhythm. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly or with an irregular pattern. Most arrhythmias result from problems in the electrical system of the heart. If your arrhythmia is serious, you may need one of two devices implanted under your skin: a cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

A pacemaker monitors the electrical impulses in the heart. When needed, it delivers electrical pulses to make the heart beat in a more normal rhythm. A pacemaker may be helpful when the heart beats too slowly or has other abnormal rhythms. An ICD is a device that monitors heart rhythms. If it senses dangerous rhythms, it delivers shocks. Many ICDs record the heart's electrical patterns when there is an abnormal heartbeat. This can help the doctor plan future treatment.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | ICD
Screening | Alternative Treatments
Surgery | Risks & Complications
After Surgery | Living with an ICD
Conclusion

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program explains the benefits and risks of having an ICD. It discusses diseases that require an ICD, how the procedure is performed, the benefits and risks of the procedure, and what to expect after the procedure.

This button allows you to read and print an illustrated handout This button starts a multimedia program with interactive questions

This button allows you to read and print an illustrated handout

This button starts a multimedia program with interactive questions

This button allows you to read and print an illustrated handout.

This button starts a multimedia program with interactive questions.

   
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Last reviewed: 2/25/2008

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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