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Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Insertion

Erlanger was first provider in our region to offer the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD). This breakthrough device uses electrical impulses to bring the heart back into a regular rhythm if it starts to beat irregularly. It also uses this electrical charge to protect against sudden cardiac arrest. About the size of a pocketwatch, an ICD is implanted near the heart through a minimally invasive procedure.

ICD Helps Treat

Erlanger Cardiology

Erlanger Medical Mall
979 East 3rd Street
Suite C-520
Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-778-5661