This surgical procedure is carried out to implant pacemaker in the patient’s chest, to control abnormal heart rate. The pacemaker which is an electronic device regulates cardiac arrhythmia with low energy electric pulses. Depending on requirements, permanent or temporary pacemakers are implanted.
An ICD or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is just like a pacemaker. The difference is that ICD utilizes high energy electrical pulses to treat serious arrhythmia in addition to low energy electric pulses.