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What are dual-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)?

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Dual-chamber ICDs are a type of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The device has leads that are attached in the heart's right atrium and the right ventricle. It can deliver energy to the right atrium and then to the right ventricle, helping your heart to be paced in a normal sequence.

SOURCES: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 4, 2019

SOURCES: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 4, 2019

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