Heart Rhythm, “PM, ICD”

Palmetto Cardiology Associates of Columbia, South Carolina

Heart Rhythm, “PM, ICD”

Heart Rhythm, "PM, ICD"Pacemaker “PM” and Implantable Cardiac Device “ICD”, also known as Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, are small electronic tools used to correct abnormal heart rhythm. Your doctor might have suggested one if you have had at least one bout of abnormal heart rhythm.

When the heart’s own bioelectrical system, the heartbeat, stops working properly, a pacemaker may be a solution to correcting this problem. A pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that helps the heart beat in a regular rhythm.

The pacemaker identifies and coordinates the contractions of the heart muscle, so that the heart beats efficiently. This is achieved by sending precisely timed electrical signals to correct certain abnormalities in the heart’s rhythm.