Receive an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Noblesville, IN

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An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a small, battery-powered device that is placed under your skin on your chest wall or abdomen by a heart doctor as a treatment for a fast or irregular heartbeat. Using electrical impulses, an ICD can help control life-threatening fast or irregular heartbeats, such as those that can cause sudden cardiac arrest. If the device detects your heart beating abnormally, it’ll deliver an electrical shock or impulse to restore a normal heartbeat. The device is also functions as a pacemaker and will keep your heart from going too slowly.

Why Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator May be Right for You

Your doctor may recommend an ICD to treat a life-threatening irregular heartbeat if you have:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Had a heart attack associated with severe heart failure (Ischemic)
  • Had a ventricular arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Had long QT syndrome
  • Had severe heart failure without heart artery blockages (Non-ischemic)
  • Survived a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

ICD Procedures at Riverview Health

A heart doctor at Riverview Health will place the ICD in a pouch under the skin of your chest or abdomen, often just below your collarbone. The ICD is about the size of a pocket watch or pager, with wires running from the pulse generator to various positions on the surface of or inside your heart. The need for open surgery may be eliminated if your doctor installs the ICD through your blood vessels.

Living with an ICD

Generally, you’ll be able to return to a normal lifestyle. Talk with your doctor about what types of machines or equipment you should avoid, as well as what you can and cannot do when you have an ICD.

To receive the care you need, start by finding a primary care physician at Riverview Health by calling 317.565.0525 or by completing our online form.
Riverview Health evaluates and treats a wide array of heart conditions for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN.