Medical Devices: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Here's an example of an ICD in action.  A Belgian soccer player with a heart condition was allowed to return to play after having a cardioverter-defibrillator implanted.

Watch as the soccer player walks towards the sidelines and collapses. This was most likely due to an arrhythmia producing decreased perfusion to the brain and syncope.  A few seconds later, you can notice his legs contract due to the shock delivered by the ICD.  With the heart beating again, he regains consciousness and sits up!  Amazing!!!  

This is one of the Miracles of Modern Medicine..... which you are now a part of!!!!!.


Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

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