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Can I Play Laser Tag With An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or icd, is a small device that can automatically detect abnormally fast heart rhythms and stop them with a rapid pulse of paced beats or a shock. It monitors the heart rate and delivers the treatment through special wires, or leads, that may be attached to the inside or outside of the heart or placed under the skin. Most icds ...Read more
AICD: First of, this is a life saving device for individuals needing one! as this is inserted using surgical techniques, risks associated are bleeding, infection etc... Once implanted the device or leads can malfunction or administer an inappropriate shock etc.. Bottom line: very high benefit (stay alive), low risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sedation: The patient is sedated or anesthetized. Incision is made. Venous access is done. Needle, introducers, and wires are passed to proper position with fluoroscopic - xray control and tested electronically. Then a device nice - the aicd is attached. The wound is closed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Agree, and...: I agree with dr. Wright's answer. In addition, there is always a (very) small risk of nerve or vessel damage to the arm on the same side as the device, and it's best if it's not the dominant hand. Since most people are right-handed, it's quite convenient that the left side is the easiest and most effective location for us to place the device. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden cardiac death: Icd's are utilized in patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac death or ventricular arrhythmias. These can be patients who already have significant structural heart disease or may have already suffered a sudden death episode. Also they are utilized in patient's who have certain familial conditions which may predispose them to sudden death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to be under the sun for an extended period of time with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?
Defibrillators: The device has an antenna that monitors the electrical activity of the heart. If the recorded parameters fit those of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, the device will charge its capacitor and deliver programmed shocks to try and return the rhythm to normal. It is a computer and programmed to do its functions. They are very effective but not perfect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arrhythmias: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (icd) is primarily used to treat abnormally rapid heart rates that are considered to be life threatening. The most common of these conditions are ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. These devices can also act as pacemakers to treat low heart rates, but this is a secondary function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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