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Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator


Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a device designed to quickly detect a life-threatening, rapid heartbeat coming from the bottom chamber of the heart. It converts the abnormal rhythm back to normal by delivering an electrical shock to the heart.


Review Date: 6/1/2006
Reviewed By: A.D.A.M. Medical Illustration Team

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