Cardiac Defibrillator Testing
 
 

Cardiac Defibrillator Testing

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a device identifying an accelerated, life-threatening heartbeat. The ICD rapidly sends an electrical shock to the heart to correct the abnormal heart beat. This correction is called defibrillation. The ICD needs to be regularly monitored to ensure that it is correctly sensing your heartbeat, delivering electric shocks and has adequate battery power. The ICD can by monitored by your Suncoast doctor at the Suncoast Medical Clinic or in a hospital.