What is the DASH Eating Plan? DASH refers to Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and is a flexible and balanced eating plan that has been shown to lower high blood pressure. The DASH eating plan was one of three eating plans that were compared in research studies sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator that is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. It detects cardiac arrhythmia and correct it by delivering a jolt of electricity. Ability to revert ventricular fibrillation. Can include both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Can perform biventricular pacing for congestive heart failure or bradycardia.