Toronto General Hospital |
Maps & Directions Eaton Building - 2nd Floor, in the Operating Room or the
Cardiovascular Investigations UnitClinic Directions
Patients are admitted to the Cardiac Short Stay Unit or the Cardiology Unit on 5th Floor Munk Building on the morning of the procedure.
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Defibrillator implants involve the insertion of a small computer-like device and lead system (1 or 2 leads) that responds to and treats rapid heart rhythms by delivering a pulse and or shock to interrupt the fast heartbeat. This device can also treat slow heart rhythms in the same way as a pacemaker. The defibrillator is implanted under the skin in your upper chest and the lead is threaded into the heart via a vein.
A defibrillator implant is done under anesthesia and monitoring and is a same day or overnight admission.
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