font size

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (cont.)

What does the future hold for ICDs?

Implantable defibrillator technology continues to improve. The size of ICDs has decreased dramatically which makes the ICD easier to implant, less visible, and more comfortable. Other advances include not only technology improvements, but clinical trials that may expand the indications and uses for this exciting lifesaving device.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

REFERENCE:

"General principles of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator"
uptodate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/31/2014

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Cardiology Question: How long did it take you to recover after your cardioverter defibrillator was implanted? Please share your experience.
Cardiology Question: Do you suffer from tachycardias? What happened that made you seek the doctor who diagnosed your problem?
Cardiology Question: Have outside electronics interfered with your implanted cardioverter defibrillator? Please explain what happened.
Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/implantable_cardiac_defibrillator/article.htm

Heart Health

Get the latest treatment options.

advertisement
advertisement
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations