Implantable Cardioverter- Defibrillator (ICD) In Atlanta
Patients with mainly ventricular arrhythmias can be good candidates for stabilization via ICD, a permanent safeguard against sudden arrhythmia. Similar to pacemakers, ICDs are implanted beneath the skin, and may require electrodes to be wired through the subclavian vein to the heart tissue. After adequate sedation, local anesthesia is administered, and a small pocket is made under the skin to house the device.
Then, the necessary electrical connections to the heart are established. ICDs have clear life-saving capability, and most patients with an ICD experience increased quality of life with minimal restrictions on activity.