Devices for Arrhythmia

Updated:Nov 18,2014

In a medical emergency, life-threatening arrhythmias may be stopped by giving the heart an electric shock (as with a defibrillator). Learn more about emergency defibrillation.

For people with recurrent arrhythmias, medical devices such as a pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) can help by continuously monitoring the heart's electrical system and providing automatic correction when an arrhythmia starts to occur.

This section covers everything you need to know about these devices.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Pacemakers This content was last reviewed on 10/23/2014.

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