Is a way of returning an abnormally fast or disorganized heartbeat to normal with a very brief electric shock.
An implantable defibrillator is a lifesaving device that is placed under the skin (with wires running to the heart) to defibrillate (shock) and/or work as a pacemaker. It detects when the heartbeat isn’t normal and continuously monitors the heart 24 hours a day.
How an Implantable Defibrillator Works:
- For bad heart rhythm problems, a defibrillator is implanted under the skin of the chest and is connected to heart with wires
- Can give defibrillation shocks and work as a pacemaker
- It monitors the heart continuously, 24 hours a day, detects when the heartbeat is not normal and tries to restore it to normal by either pacing the heart or administering a shock.