Heart Defibrillator Installation

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Procedure Description

A heart defibrillator, also known as an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), is a small electronic device implanted beneath the skin near the collarbone. It is similar to a pacemaker and has wires with electrodes that connect to your heart chambers. The main function of an ICD is to continuously monitor heart rhythm and deliver electrical shocks, pacing, or anti-tachycardia pacing when life-threatening arrhythmias are detected. An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm that can lead to complications like heart failure, cardiac arrest, or stroke if left untreated.

People who are at risk of developing life-threatening arrhythmias are usually candidates for an ICD installation. These include individuals with conditions like coronary artery disease, heart failure, or a history of ventricular tachycardia. In addition, people who have survived a sudden cardiac arrest or have specific hereditary heart conditions are often advised to get an ICD installed. The recommendation is typically made after a thorough evaluation that may include tests like an electrocardiogram, Holter monitoring, and sometimes an electrophysiology study.

Before opting for the procedure, it's essential to have a detailed consultation with a cardiologist to determine your suitability for an ICD. Generally, lifestyle changes and medications are tried first, and if those don't offer the required relief or risk reduction, an ICD installation may be suggested.

Procedure Duration

The procedure to install a heart defibrillator usually takes about 1 to 3 hours. The patient is generally under local anesthesia and conscious sedation, which means they are awake but relaxed and free from pain during the operation. The device is placed under the skin below the collarbone, and wires are threaded through veins to attach to the heart. After implantation, patients are usually monitored in a hospital for 24 to 48 hours to check the device's functionality and to observe for any complications.

Recovery time post-procedure varies between individuals, but most patients can expect to resume normal activities within a few days to a week. However, certain restrictions like avoiding heavy lifting or vigorous physical activity may be advised for about 4 to 6 weeks post-operation. Regular follow-ups with your cardiologist are crucial to monitor the device and your overall heart health. These typically involve checking the device settings, evaluating battery life, and possibly making adjustments to optimize its performance.

Patients should also be prepared for future device replacements, as the battery life of an ICD can range from 5 to 7 years. Replacement procedures are generally quicker but still require careful planning and consideration.


  • Cost Savings: The cost of ICD installation can be significantly lower in some countries, making it a viable option for those without adequate insurance coverage.
  • Expertise: Some international hospitals specialize in cardiology and offer state-of-the-art technology and highly experienced physicians.
  • Shorter Wait Times: Faster access to the procedure can be a life-saving factor, especially for high-risk patients.
  • Advanced Technology: Some overseas medical facilities may offer newer or more advanced types of ICDs.

Potential Destinations

  • India: Known for its high-standard healthcare services and relatively low costs.
  • Thailand: Offers state-of-the-art medical facilities and renowned cardiology units.
  • Germany: Highly developed healthcare system with a focus on advanced medical technology.
  • Singapore: Known for its high-quality healthcare services and cutting-edge medical technology.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: Not all medical facilities abroad meet international standards.
  • Language Barrier: Communication can be a concern if medical staff don't speak your language fluently.
  • Travel-related Risks: Long flights and recovery away from home can introduce complications.
  • Legal Issues: Malpractice laws and patient rights may differ significantly from your home country.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Accreditation: Look for international healthcare accreditation for quality assurance.
  • Specialization: Make sure the doctor is specialized in cardiology and experienced in ICD installations.
  • References: Patient testimonials and before-and-after case studies can offer additional insights.
  • Consult Multiple Sources: Don't rely solely on the hospital's marketing materials; seek information from independent reviews and healthcare platforms.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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