Are you at risk for sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular tachycardia? If so, an implantable defibrillator may be needed to regulate your heartbeat. This device is about the size of a pocket watch.
An ICD is an implantable heart device about the size of a pocket watch. It is implanted under the skin typically just below the collarbone on the left or right side of your chest.
All treatment and outcome results are specific to the individual patient, and will form part of your consultation with your healthcare professional.
Please consult your healthcare professional for a full list of benefits, indications, precautions, clinical results, and other important medical information that pertains to implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy.
You may have a variety of questions and concerns if your doctor has advised you that an ICD may be the best course of treatment for you.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.