Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
In medicine and cardiology, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), also called automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICD) are "implantable devices which continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart and automatically detect and terminate ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. They consist of an impulse generator, batteries, and electrodes."
AIDs may cause venous thrombosis and stenosis. Study of similar devices such as transvenous artificial pacemakers show that thrombosis can be common, but usually does not lead to symptoms. Thrombosis and complications such as pulmonary embolism, may occur in the first few months after implantation.
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