ICD was implanted in Dr. Derviş Eroğlu’s heart at the Near East University Hospital

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Added On: 05 July 2022, Tuesday, 19:30
Last Edited On: 06 July 2022, Wednesday, 09:33

ICD was implanted in Dr. Derviş Eroğlu’s heart at the Near East University Hospital

On 3 July, the 3rd President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Dr. Derviş Eroğlu, who applied to the Near East University Hospital with complaints of high blood pressure and short-term loss of consciousness and was taken under observation for precautionary purposes, was fitted with an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) today. The 40-minute interventional operation performed by Near East University Hospital Cardiology Department Head Prof. Dr. Hamza Duygu and Prof. Dr. Levent Cerit was successfully completed.

Prof. Dr. Hamza Duygu, on the detection of a decrease in heart rhythm and tachycardia attacks as a result of further examinations, stated that Derviş Eroğlu was fitted with an ICD for protective purposes. Stating that Eroğlu’s post-procedure controls are good, Prof. Dr. Duygu said, “We follow our President Dr. Derviş Eroğlu’s health condition in the service. We plan to discharge Mr. Eroğlu in a few days.”

What is the ICD used for?
Unlike normal pacemakers, ICDs are used in cases of low blood pressure due to a decrease or acceleration in the rhythm of the heart and in cases that may lead to fainting. The ICD automatically detects the irregularity and returns the heart rhythm to normal with electroshock.