Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (AICD) Implantation

Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (AICD) or simply Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) is now being used more frequently ever since its original invention by Michel Mirowski in 1980. Read more in this post I found on WordPress.com.

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What is an AICD?

AICD (Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators) is a device that a cardiologist implants into a patient’s chest to monitor his/her heart rate. An AICD treatment is generally used to treat patients with arrhythmia by correcting an abnormal heart rhythm.

An arrhythmiais a heart rhythm disorder that occur when electrical impulses, that regulate heartbeats, don’t function properly. It can cause the heart to beat too slow, too fast or irregularly.

An AICD implantationpasses electric shock to the heart to make it start beating normally again.

Although there are many types of AICDs, they all have 2 parts in common; a generator and electrodes. The electrodes are used to monitor heart’s electrical activity. The generator is like the brain of the AICDs. It stores information about any arrhythmias.

Who needs an AICD implantation?

A cardiologist may recommend you for AICD treatmentif:

  • You have an increased heart…

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