An Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD) is used to monitor and treat patients having malignant tachyarrhythmia protecting against sudden cardiac death.
AICD procedure involves using a sedative that relaxes the individual and allows them to remain aware of the surroundings. The heartbeat is regulated by delivering shocks to the heart whenever an abnormal heartbeat occurs.Aicd cost in Malaysia is between USD 25200 to USD 30800. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 5 days and outside the hospital for 9 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
The cost of AICD may include:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost (Chest x-ray, ECG, Cardiac catheterization, blood tests, etc.)
Type of implant being used
Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)
Medicine cost (Antiarrhythmics, Pain Killers, Antibiotics, etc.)
Patient's hospital stay
Note- Patients with ICD should take special care and carry an identification card since a few factors, such as the anti-theft system, may interact with the ICD Device.
The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:
Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)
The severity of the disease
Post-surgical complications if it happens (such as Bleeding from the incision or catheter insertion site may happen)
Cost of Blood products (if required)
An extended stay at the Hospital
Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident
Listing approximate price of Aicd and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.
|Treatment name||Cost range|
|AICD||USD 22400 to USD 33600|
|CRT- D Implant (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)||USD 27200 to USD 40800|
For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Aicd in different countries is approximately:
Popular Cities in Malaysia for Aicd are:
The right doctor to consult for Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators is a cardiologist and an Electrophysiologist.
Listing popular specialists:
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AICD is known as automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator this device is being used for monitoring the heart beat. This device delivers the electric impulse or shock to heart when it senses a life threatening change in the rhythm of heart.
AICD is just like pacemaker but there are some differences in them, the most important difference is that AICD is being used in those patients who are on high risk of having sudden cardiac arrest.
AICD is a device which is being inserted to the chest to help in fixing of the abnormal heart rhythms.
AICD is being implanted in your chest region this device is being used to monitor the abnormal heart rhythms or arrhythmia this device is also being used to treat some serious life threatening disorders.
Some arrhythmias can cause the heart to completely stop beating. The shock given by the AICD can make the heart start beating normally again.
The complete procedure will take only few hours to complete under local or general anaesthesia.
AICD surgery is being done by a cardiologist.
At the time of surgery you will be given light sedation along with local anaesthesia so that you can feel relax and comfortable during surgery. Then the area below your collar bone will be numbed with local anaesthesia, small cut of approx 5-8 cm is made for inserting the AICD, then the leads are then guided through a vein into the heart and then it is connected to a device after that the skin is stitched together and a small dressing is applied.
Once you return back to your room your heart rhythm and blood pressure will be monitored and you will get an ECG and chest X ray will be done. You will need to be in bed rest for 1-4 hours or till next morning.
You can return back to your home one to two nights after surgery when your cardiologist will notice that you are progress.
Some of the risks of implantable cardioverter defibrillator includes bleeding from the incision site, damage to blood vessels at the site of catheter insertion, infection of the incision or catheter site, tearing of the heart muscle, collapsed lungs and dislodging of the leads which needs another procedure for repositioning it
Pacemaker and AICD Implantations Explained by Dr. Nikhil Kumar from FMRI, Gurgaon
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