Berks Cardiologists, Ltd.

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Patients Considering an ICD

Patients Considering ICDAn ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) is a small device inserted under the chest skin and connected by wires (leads) to the heart. It’s designed to prevent the sudden death of an at- risk patient from a dangerous heart rhythm. When it senses an abnormality, the ICD administers an electrical shock to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat.

See a video on ICD and learn whether it is right for you on the Program for Patient-Centered Decisions website.