If there are good reasons for an ICD implantation, we can give you advice and tell you all about the advantages and disadvantages as well as the risks of such an ICD surgery. Examples of good reasons include severely limited pumping power of the left heart chamber after a heart attack or when there is heart enlargement due to another cause (so-called DCM = dilated cardiomyopathy). Also arrhythmias proven to be dangerously fast (so-called VT = ventricular tachycardia) can be a reason for an ICD implantation. We regularly conduct ICD implantations ourselves. A hospital stay of at least two nights is unavoidable in order to reduce the rate of any complications. After your release from the hospital, we look after the treatment of your wound and any follow-up sessions. As a rule of thumb, we check your ICD six weeks after your release from hospital plus every three to six months thereafter.