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What is Implantable cardioverter defibrillator?

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In brief: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator is similar to a pacemaker, and is usually implanted under the skin below your collarbone.
They can monitor your heart rhythm and deliver a small electric shock to return your heartbeat and rhythm back to normal if it detects a problem. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are usually fitted under local anaesthesia.

In brief: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator is similar to a pacemaker, and is usually implanted under the skin below your collarbone.
They can monitor your heart rhythm and deliver a small electric shock to return your heartbeat and rhythm back to normal if it detects a problem. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are usually fitted under local anaesthesia.
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