Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

What is Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator?

It is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator that is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

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I have a dual chamber ICD. Can I go for any surgery like septam myectomy to have a permanent cure for HOCM ? Kindly also let me know how I can...

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With an ICD implanted, if you need to have an open heart surgery, the ICD device may cause problems during induction...

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how long can a person live with cardiomyopathy,chr systlic and distolic and ef rate at 15% also takes med for blood presser and diabetes husband...

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Cardiomyopathy, in your case is most probably due to Post Viral sequelle.

Currently, there is Severe LV...

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husband diagnoised with 26 percent heart function ..he is 85 and on different medications just what is his prognosis. aortic stenosis


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CHF due to aortic stenosis has very poor prognosis, it has a 2 year mortality rate of 50%, if the aortic valve...

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