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Why did my doctor order an implantable cardioverter defibrillator for me?
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: ICD
You must be at risk for an arrhythmia called ventricular fibrillation that the icd is designed to detect and shock to avoid sudden death.

In brief: ICD
You must be at risk for an arrhythmia called ventricular fibrillation that the icd is designed to detect and shock to avoid sudden death.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: See Below
Please ask your cardiologist to fully explain your individual indications for the implanted defibrillator.
In general, a icd is implanted because the patient has a dangerous, life-threathening arrhythmia such as ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. The shock(s) delivered by the icd can return the heart to a normal rhythm in an instance of deadly arrhythmia.

In brief: See Below
Please ask your cardiologist to fully explain your individual indications for the implanted defibrillator.
In general, a icd is implanted because the patient has a dangerous, life-threathening arrhythmia such as ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. The shock(s) delivered by the icd can return the heart to a normal rhythm in an instance of deadly arrhythmia.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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