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Implantable cardiac defibrillator

Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) are medical devices that sit just under the skin and monitor the heart rhythm to identify abnormal heartbeats. Should a highly abnormal heartbeat be detected, then the ICD will deliver an electrical shock to restore a normal heart rhythm. ICDs are only recommended if you have had dangerous heart rhythm problems in the past or if the heart muscle is very weak. ICD procedures are performed in hospital by one of our highly experienced electrophysiologists under general anaesthetic. The ICD device will be customised to each patient and continually adjusted to meet any changes