Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation is the insertion of a small electronic device in your chest to continuously monitor and help regulate potentially fast and life-threatening electrical problems of your heart.

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered device placed in your chest to detect and stop serious irregular heartbeats, called arrhythmias. This keeps your heart supplying enough blood to the rest of your body and prevents life-threatening heart rhythms from developing.

ICDs continuously monitor your heartbeat and when needed they deliver electric shocks to restore a regular heart rhythm.

You might need an ICD if you have a dangerously fast heartbeat that keeps your heart from supplying enough blood to the rest of your body (such as ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation) or if you are at high risk of such a heart rhythm problem, usually because of a weak heart muscle.

We offer convenient appointments with experienced and highly skilled cardiologists who will recommend the best cardiology test for your needs. CT coronary angiography at Ramsay Health Care UK can help in the early diagnosis of narrowing coronary arteries or the all-clear for patients who are experiencing symptoms. Rapid treatment can be arranged if required.

Our stringent protocols for infection control will keep you and our staff safe whilst visiting one of our Ramsay hospitals.

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