What is this test?

Some heart conditions are associated with an increased risk of sudden death due to a fast and dangerous heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation. In certain circumstances your cardiologist may recommend an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD. This is a device similar to a pacemaker but has the ability to detect fast, abnormal heart rhythms, and if necessary, can deliver a shock to the heart which can terminate the rhythm problem and restore normal heart electrical supply.

Heart & Vascular Institute - Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator


Heart & Vascular

T: 08 8224 6100
F: 08 8359 2238
A: Level 1, Calvary Adelaide Hospital, 120 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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