Raulerson Hospital
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We are a 100-bed acute care facility providing a full range of medical and surgical services. We have been serving the Okeechobee and surrounding communities for more than 30 years.

Clearing Up Confusion about Cardiac Implantable Devices [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you have a heart problem, such as an arrhythmia, or are a survivor of cardiac arrest, then your cardiac specialist may recommend you for treatment with a cardiac implantable device. There are two main kinds of these devices: pacemakers and automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators, or AICDs. A pacemaker works by delivering an electric shock to your heart when the beat becomes dangerously slow. An AICD is most often used to treat dangerously fast heartbeats or patients with past cardiac arrest episodes. While it can perform the same function as a pacemaker, an AICD can also deliver an electrical impulse to disrupt fast or erratic beats and restore normal rhythm. Learn more about these devices in this infographic from Raulerson Hospital. Within our emergency room and cardiopulmonary department, we provide comprehensive care for a range of heart health issues. Please share this helpful information with others in need of heart care.

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