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Implantation of Automatic Cardiac Defibrillators

Automatic Cardiac Defibrillators are a boon to patients with a known ventricular tachycarida or fibrillation. The Cardiac Defibrillator plays a crucial role in preventing sudden cardiac arrest in high risk patients. An ICD in few cases even serves as a pacemaker. It is in fact a battery powered device that gets implanted under the skin which monitors heart rate. The moment it recognises an abnormal rhythm it sends electric shock and restores normal heart rate.

It is implanted under the collarbone just below the skin. The leads are attached to the pulse generator and it prevents the need of open-heart surgery.

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