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How to Install a Subcutaneous ICD System

Boston Scientific acquired Cameron Health Inc., which developed the world’s first commercially available subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator – the S-ICD system. Unlike conventional implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which require thin, insulated wires (leads) to pass through the venous system and into the heart, the entire S-ICD System sits just below the skin and leaves the heart and blood vessels untouched. This technology has the potential to expand the reach of ICD therapy, offering physicians and appropriate patients a new alternative to traditional ICDs. This video illustrates how the device and its leads are implanted.