implantable cardioverter defibrillator

  • AICD
  • automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator
German: implantierbarer Kardioverter-Defibrillator
Japanese: 植込み型除細動器

Cardiology. Abbr. ICD (is also used for International Classification of Diseases). This implantable device continuously monitors the electrical activity of the heart and detects ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation which is automatically treated by an electrical impulse.

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