Entirely Subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) poised to revolutionise treatment of Sudden Cardiac Death

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The publication of important new long-term data from nearly 900 patients and a rapid evolution in the technology is putting entirely the Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD, Boston Scientific) at the heart of a monumental shift in the utilisation of devices for a broad range of patients at risk of sudden cardiac death, say early adopters of the technology. Cardiac Rhythm News traces the transformation of the utilisation of the S-ICD from the first implantation and indications to its current use.

 

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