Small ICD Programming Change May Extend Lives, Reduce Needless Shocks

New study shows that setting the devices to respond at higher heart rates may improve a patients quality of life and cut down the amount of energy delivered to the heart.

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When you experience a dangerous heart rhythm, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) can help get your heart working correctly again by delivering a little shock. But a new groundbreaking study found that some minor adjustments to an ICD may eliminate most needless shocks and help add years to the lives of patients with heart disease.
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