Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Post implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) insertion.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Chest x-ray

Dual lead ICD projects over the left chest.

Case Discussion

Note the slightly larger control box of the implantable cardiac defibrillator when compared to a normal permanent pacemaker.  Also, the wires are heavily insulated at points and therefore much thicker.

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Case information

rID: 13629
Published: 30th Apr 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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