ICD - Your quick guide


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ICD - Your quick guide

This free download explains how an ICD - or implantable cardioverter defibrillator works.

Answering your questions

  • What is an ICD?
  • How does an ICD work?
  • Why do I need an ICD?
  • How is the ICD put in?
  • What happens afterwards?
  • How long will the battery last?
  • What does it feel when the ICD gives its treatment?
  • Can my ICD be switched off?

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. For over 50 years we’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease.

16 pages | English