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Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Service Available at Unity Hospital

Unity Hospital offers Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD) service to treat select patients with heart rhythms that are abnormally fast and life threatening. The AICD is a device that is designed to administer an electric shock and restore a normal heart beat for patients with dangerous rhythms.

Our cardiologists specialize in the implantation of AICDs in Unity Hospital's Cardiac Cath Lab. Offering this advanced cardiac procedure at Unity Hospital was the result of coordinated efforts by Unity Health System's medical leadership and administration. Joan Thomas, M.D., F.A.C.C., stated "I am pleased to be able to provide our patients with new and sophisticated cardiac care at Unity Hospital. The AICD therapy offers life saving therapy for patients with sudden cardiac death."