Physicians Specialized in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) or (SICD) at Orange Coast Memorial

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) or (SICD)


An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (SICD) is a small, battery-operated device. The ICD can be permanently placed inside the chest or just under the skin to monitor  heart rate and rhythm to detect any rapid and/or irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). When the ICD detects a rapid heart rate, it delivers energy to the heart, converting it back to a regular rhythm and has the ability to pace the heart when needed.