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computer project

about ICD

Shahd Alqahtani

on 7 March 2013

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Computer & health science project Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) When ventricular arrhythmias occur, the heart can't pump blood well. You can pass out within seconds and die within minutes if not treated.
To prevent death, the arrhythmia must be treated right away with an electric shock to the heart. This treatment is called defibrillation (de-fib-ri-LA-shun).

An ICD has wires with electrodes on the ends that connect to your heart chambers. The ICD will monitor your heart rhythm. If the device detects an irregular rhythm in your ventricles, it will use low-energy electrical pulses to restore a normal rhythm. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen. Doctors use the device to help treat irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias
(ah-RITH-me-ahs). Hope You like it
Thank You.. #.References [1] Mohammed. A . Abdul Ghani, Assistant professor, Computer Science Department, Cairo university, essay(2010)

[2] Athina. L, Dimitra. I, Journal of Applied Medical Sciences (2012)

[3] national heart lung and blood institute. An ICD uses electrical pulses or
shocks to help control
life-threatening arrhythmias,
especially those that can cause
sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). girls on shahd


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Hanen Brainstorming Results What Is an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator? Sketches What is ICD?
How does it work?
why is needed for? Overview A problem with any part of the heart's electrical system can cause an arrhythmia. Most arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious.
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