WHAT IS AICD?
AICD is automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator.
This is implanted just like a pace maker under the skin below the collar bone to prevent sudden heart death. It consists of two parts, one small computer called pulse generator and electrical wires by which it is connected to the heart.
WHEN YOU NEED AICD IMPLANTATION?
To prevent sudden cardiac death in situations where it is anticipated
HOW AICDS HELP?
HOW AICD IS IMPLANTED?
AICDs are implanted in cathlab under local anesthesia and under the cover of antibiotics.
You need to be in the hospital for 3 to 4 days. The pulse generator box is implanted in a space beneath the skinor muscle. The leads are are connected to heart with the help of imaging
HOW LONG THE AICD LASTS?
Usually the battery for the device lasts 7 to 10 years
IS THERE ANY COMPLICATIONS FOR THE PROCEDURE?
WHAT ARE THE PRECAUTIONS AFTER AICD IMPLANTATION?