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Resources and Support

Arrhythmia Information, Resources and Support

We have put together important and helpful resources to support you as you receive your arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment, and go on to live a full and active life.

While the best source of information about your arrhythmia and your treatment is your doctor, our resources can help you better understand what having an arrhythmia can involve, and what life after treatment can be like.

Device ID card 

If you have St. Jude Medical™ pacemaker or implanted cardioverter defibrillator, you will receive a patient ID card that you can show at airport security checkpoints and any time you need medical help. It is important for you to update us about changes in your personal information for your ID card.

Learn more about your device ID card.

Safety and use

Find important safety and use information for pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac ablation.

Find more information about safety and use.

Guides and brochures

Get guidance and information about devices, as well as about living with your condition and treatment. 

Access our guides and brochures.

Videos and media

Watch videos and animations about arrhythmias, arrhythmia treatment, remote monitoring and the experiences of arrhythmia patients.

Browse our videos and media.

Frequently asked questions 

Find some frequently asked questions about arrhythmias, arrhythmia treatment, remote monitoring and life after treatment.

Explore our frequently asked questions.

ICD and CRT-D battery advisory

August 29, 2017 – At Abbott, we put your health and safety at the heart of everything we do. As part of Abbott’s commitment to continuous improvement, we have released an update designed to provide physicians with earlier warning of the potential for premature battery depletion in your implantable defibrillator. Find out more about the battery performance alert.

In October 2016 St. Jude Medical announced a global medical device advisory for a subset of our company’s implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices for what is termed “premature battery depletion”. Low voltage devices, such as pacemakers, are not impacted. The likelihood that this will impact your health is low, as the vast majority of devices have not experienced premature battery depletion. Find out more about the battery advisory.


Use this glossary for reference about medical and other terms related to arrhythmias and arrhythmia treatments.

Access our glossary.