What are defibrillators?
Defibrillators are small computer devices used to treat heart rate and heart rhythm abnormalities in patients who suffer from heart diseases. The devices are designed to be surgically implanted in the chest area and monitor cardiac function. Defibrillators can detect a heartbeat that is either too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia), and delivers an electrical impulse or a series of shocks to various parts of the heart to restart normal function.
Additional Guidant Heart Devices FAQs
- How do I know if I have one of these devices?
- What should I do if I have one of these heart devices?
- What is the appropriate follow-up period for my pacemaker?
- If I have one of these devices, what is the likelihood that my device will fail?
- What defibrillator models are being recalled?
- What should patients do if they are uncertain about their own Guidant defibrillator? Are there warning signs of defectiveness?
- Can I file a lawsuit for having a faulty defibrillator?
- How do I know if I have a recalled Medtronic heart device?
- What should I do if I think I have an ICD or CRT-D device that could be affected?
- What if I don't know my device model?
- What if I don't know who implanted my device?
- Are these devices covered by a warranty?
- Do I need to have my device replaced?
- If I have one of these devices, is my life in danger?
- If I have a device that recently was implanted, should I be worried?
- Are any other Medtronic devices impacted? What about pacemakers?
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