How many ICDS have been implanted?
Less than 4 million in the US
Not too many people know that ICD stands for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. The main idea is that ICDs are important for people who have had an abnormal, fast heart rate that caused them to faint or caused their heart to stop pumping properly. In many cases medicines can be used to control these fast heart rates. Unfortunately, when medicines do not work, patients do not have too many alternatives. This is the moment when doctors have to implant an ICD. Statistics show that less than 4 million ICDs have been implanted in the United States of America.