Videos | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | March 09, 2012

VIDEO: How to Install a Subcutaneous ICD System

This video, provided by Boston Scientific, shows how to implant the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (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.  Read the most recent article on the S-ICD — “FDA Clears MRI-safe Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD) System.”

 

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