Pacemakers & ICD's
By: Tressa Watts & Genesis Martinez
Identification & who is most likely to need one
PM: A small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms.
ICD: A small device placed in the chest or abdomen to help treat irregular heart rhythms.
Most likely used by older people with severe heart failure or healthy children with a gene that increases their risk of cardiac arrest.
PM: Medication is required as it works with the pacemaker to help the heart pump regularly and it relives symptoms of a slow, irregular heart rhythm.
The Pacemaker and ICD are both treatments for those who have irregular heart conditions and need help on controlling their heart beats.
Videographic: Electric Beats - Pacemakers and the Human Heart