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Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator

Halifax Health will present a live panel discussion of an Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator case on Thursday, February 19, at 7:00 pm.

A majority of the 200,000 – 400,000 people that die suddenly in the United States each year do so as a result of heart rhythm abnormalities known as ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a battery-powered device that significantly improves the chances of survival in people at high risk for these arrhythmias. Modern ICDs are sophisticated devices that are able to perform three general functions: treatment of dangerous ventricular arrhythmias, record the heart's activity in the device memory, and standard pacemaker functions.

Hanscy Seide, MD, who performed the procedure will be joined by Donald Stoner, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Halifax Health Medical Center. Dr. Seide, who is with Cardiology Consultants in Daytona Beach, has implanted more than 350 defibrillators during the past three years.

Halifax Health Medical Center is the first and only medical center in Central Florida to be certified by The Joint Commission as a Center of Excellence in Acute Myocardial Infarction care and has been named one of the Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals in the country.

"Halifax Health continues to lead the way in patient outcomes and clinical procedures," said Dr. Stoner. "This effort is just another way that we are able to showcase our modern technology and medical talent to our community."



Donald Stoner

Donald Stoner

Hanscy Seide

Hanscy Seide