Do You Need an ICD?

These life-saving devices can prevent cardiac death, but many who are eligible fail to receive one, a study suggests.

Your heart relies on a series of coordinated electrical impulses to contract normally and pump blood to your body. A heart attack or other cardiac conditions may damage this electrical system, placing you at risk for life-threatening irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). When these electrical malfunctions occur, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can prevent cardiac arrest and, […]

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