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Pacemakers and defibrillators

Articles and links about cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators.
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Pacemakers - What You Should Know
The essential information on pacemakers.

Living with a Pacemaker
What you need to know about living a normal life with a pacemaker.

Pacemaker Therapy for Heart Failure
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) yields remarkable results in some patients with heart failure.

Implantable Defibrillators
The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is an implantable, pacemaker-like device that prevents sudden death from cardiac arrhythmias.

Who Should Have An Implantable Defibrillator?
Many people who are at increased risk for sudden death due to cardiac arrhythmias should receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

Preventing Sudden Death After a Heart Attack
Sudden death after a heart attack is all too common, but it can be prevented if doctors act appropriately.

ICD Recalls
While implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are generally quite safe, occasionally one of these devices are "recalled." But in this case, "recall" might not mean what you think.

Are Airport Security Full Body Scanners Safe with Pacemakers and ICDs?
The full body scanners at airport security are probably safe for people with pacemakers and ICDs- but just try to find it in writing.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Complications
Here is a discussion of the common complications that can occur with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

Living With An Implantable Defibrillator
Several lifestyle considerations, including driving recommendations, need to be taken into account if you are considering an implantable defibrillator (ICD).

My Battery Is Low - So Why Does My Whole Pacemaker Need To Be Replaced?
Why pacemaker batteries don't last longer

The Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD)
The subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) is new type of implantable defibrillator. For many patients it is a safer choice.

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