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Implantable Heart Defibrillators Deliver Shock in More Ways Than One





A resting heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute can be life-threatening. It means the heart is beating too fast to pump blood to the rest of the body, including the brain and the lungs. This can cause the heart to suddenly stop beating. It can cause a stroke or heart failure.

A implantable cardioverter defibrillator, commonly known as an ICD, can prevent sudden death, but the device has drawbacks.

One is pain. The other is fear of defibrillation.

John O’Leary got an ICD about a year after having a heart attack.

“I had a couple of episodes where I became read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com

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