When you’re at risk of sudden cardiac death, a small device — the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, or ICD — can save your life. Discover how an ICD works, who needs one, and when.
If your heart isn’t beating at the right rate or rhythm, doctors have several options to help you. Pacemakers and defibrillators take over pacing your heartbeat when heart disease and other conditions play havoc with heart rhythms. Your heart signals Normally, electrical impulses generated in your heart stimulate the heart to contract. This moves blood … Read More