implantable cardioverter defibrillator
An ICD prevents sudden cardiac death by sensing abnormal heart rhythms and shocking the heart back into action with a jolt of electricity.Matthew Herper and Robert Langreth, Forbes
see aicd
International Classification of Diseases
usually used with a number indicating the revision
The federal government is behind the push to adopt the new ICD 10 standards in the United States, but the codes were actually endorsed by the World Health Organization more than two decades ago.Steven Syre, The Boston Globe

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“ICD.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ICD. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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