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Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a device implantable inside the body, able to perform cardioversion, defibrillation, and pacing of the heart.


It is inserted like a pacemaker under local anaesthesia and placed under the skin and having a transvenous lead that goes to heart .It can perform defibrillation in addition to pacing.It is recommended for those with ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation or those having risk of sudden death.