Defibrillator surgery

Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart with a device called a defibrillator. 

A Defibrillation (called also IDC) is usually implanted when a patients has the following symptoms:

  • Ventricular fibrillation. A life-threatening condition in which the ventricles contract in a rapid, chaotic rhythm and cannot pump blood to the body
  • Ventricular tachycardia. A serious condition in which the ventricles cause a fast heartbeat
  • Heart failure. The heart is unable to pump blood effectively to meet the body's metabolic needs.
  • Family history. Some patients are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest due to family history or other known conditions.

Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart with a device called a defibrillator.