CoxHealth are using
treat patients at
risk for sudden
due to irregular
heart rhythms. New
are smaller and more
powerful than earlier designs.
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) are
implanted near the shoulder with leads that go
inside the heart to monitor the rate and rhythm,
detect a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia
and electrically shock a patient’s heart back to a
The TELIGEN ICD is 40 percent smaller and has a
more powerful battery to deliver an increasingly
stronger jolt of electricity when subsequent
shocks fail to restore the heart to a normal rate.
The COGNIS CRT-D combines the defibrillator
technology with a cardiac resynchronization
therapy (CRT), a type of pacemaker that can
synchronize both the right and left sides of the
heart when heart rhythms become irregular.
For more information, call 269-WHVC.
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