An ICD is a portable system that battery-powered in the chest for the control of heart rates and heartbeats. It measures cardiometric defibrillation. An ICD can induce mild electrical shocks through one or more heart-related wires to repair an erratic heart rhythm.
In a patch under the skin of the chest or abdomen sometimes below the collarbone is inserted a battery-powered pulse generator. The height of the generator is about a pocket watchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s size. Draws or wires can be implanted through the blood vessels from the pulse generator into the heart or heart and extracted from the exposed chest.
In the event of a rapid heartbeat, the cables from the heart to the machine relay signals to the ICD to control the heartbeat by transmitting electric pulses. The ICD may be coded for the following depending on the problem:
Low energy pacing: When ICD responds to moderate pulse fluctuations the patient can not experience any or no painless flutter in the chest.
A more energetic shock: The ICD will lead to an increased energy shock to more severe heart rhythm issues. This shock may be intense, and you can feel as if you were kicked into the face. The pain generally just takes a second, and once the shock stops, there should be no pressure.
In general, only one shock is required to restore a natural heartbeat. However, often within a 24-hour cycle, you can feel two or three shocks.
It is classified as an electric or arrhythmia storm that has three or more shocks in a short period. When that happens, you have to look for medical treatment to scan for an ICD deficiency or if you have a heart attack that abnormally hits you. The ICD may be modified if necessary to decrease shock numbers and frequencies. You may need extra drugs to beat the heart consistently and reduce the risk of an ICD storm.
An ICD may also monitor the movement and rhythm shifts of the heart. This knowledge assists the doctor in calculating the rhythm and reprogramming ICD if necessary.
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