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Biventricular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
For patients with severe left ventricular heart failure, a biventricular ICD may be used to provide a more balanced method of controlling rapid heart beat (arrhythmia). The biventricular ICD leads are attached in the right atrium, the right ventricle and the left ventricle. The biventricular ICD detects when the heart is beating at a faster than normal rate, and shocks it back to normal.

Related terms:
Biventricular Pacemaker / CRT Pacing Device
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)

 

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