What Happens During an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Procedure?

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Well patience are brought into operating room sometimes in a cardiac catheterization laboratory. They are sedated, not fully anaesthesed with an anesthesiologist or by myself. There is a vein that travels under our clavicle basically here and we under guidance of fluoroscopy with threat two and it's at sometimes three leads, electric leads inserted at different places in the heart.

After that's done the leads have to be connected to the generator which is the defibrillator, the box that you have seen. So, for that we create a pocket basically an incision is made on the skin and a pocket is created. The leads are connected to the generator to the battery that will be placed inside the pocket and then the pocket will be sutured and that will be the end of it.

It's basically a short procedure.