ICD Support Group

The ICD Support Group is for adults and children with ICDs and their families.

The Group is run by people who have ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) devices and is supported by the Irish Heart Foundation.


Living well with an ICD and the support group

An ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) is a device that is placed inside your chest cavity. It monitors your heart and treats irregular heart rhythms with electrical impulses or electric shocks. ICDs are given to people at risk of developing life threatening irregular rhythms. People can have ICDs to treat a number of different conditions.


Advice, meetings and more

The aim of the ICD Support Group is to empower people and their families to live well with their heart conditions and their ICD devices. To do this, the Group provides information, support, practical advice and opportunities for members to meet or talk to each other.

The ICD Support Group holds information meetings and issues information bulletins. Committee members are happy to get in touch with ICD recipients – or people waiting to have an ICD implanted – by phone, email or in person to share their experiences.


Membership is free

Membership is free of charge. If you would like to join the Support Group or connect with Group members, please contact the Irish Heart Foundation’s Helpline on Freephone 1800 25 25 50 or email us.

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