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7777 Forest Lane

Care Tower A, Suite 341

Dallas, Texas 75230 

 

Phone: 972.566.5700

Fax: 844.290.4358

HOURS:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  M-F

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ICD (IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER  DEFIBRILLATOR)

What is an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator ICD?

An ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) is a small device implanted in the chest and delivers a low-energy electrical pulse to the heart to correct dangerous arrhythmias it detects. If it fails to restore a normal heartbeat, the ICD then switches to a high-energy pulse to defibrillate the heart.  An ICD is similar to a  pacemaker, but it’s able to act as both a  pacemaker (low-energy pulses) and a  defibrillator (high-energy pulses), while a  pacemaker can only deliver low-energy pulses.