- VHL HealthSheet #82031_VA
A pacemaker is a small electronic device that helps your heart’s electrical system beat at the right pace. Inserting the pacemaker into your body is called implantation. You stay awake during the procedure.
Living with an ICD
- VHL HealthSheet #82046_VA
ICDs are well protected. Most machines and devices will not interfere. Microwave ovens and other appliances should not cause problems. Neither should computers. Signals from a few devices might cause problems with your ICD, though. Take care to avoid these potential problems.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
- VHL Video
This procedure, a common type of open heart surgery, is one way to treat blockages in the arteries of the heart. Watch the video and learn about the surgery and what you can expect during recovery and rehabilitation.
ICD: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
- VHL Video
People who have serious arrhythmias or who have experienced sudden cardiac death may benefit with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). The device can deliver a shock when it senses that an abnormal rhythm is present. This video offers detailed information about these implantable devices.