ICDs

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) - large print

Booklet | 64 pages

English | Published: 03/03/2013

  • Resource code: HIS19LP
  • Publication for: Care and families, Healthcare professionals, People with heart disease
  • Subject: Heart conditions, Living with heart disease, Tests for heart conditions, Treatments for heart condition
  • Age group: Adults

This A4 booklet is in large print (20 point font size) and explains why you need an Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), what an ICD is and what it does. It also explains how the ICD is implanted, what it can feel like when the ICD delivers its treatment, and what happens at follow-up appointments. It answers some common questions people ask about ICDs.