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ICD Insertion

For individuals who experience irregular heart rhythms that can be life threatening, the insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may be required. This procedure involves the implantation of a small battery-operated device under the left or right collarbone. Once positioned, leads are inserted into the heart. Should a life threatening incident occur in the heart’s rhythm, the device is capable of automatically shocking the heart to return to a normal rhythm.



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