Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Protection . . . Without Touching the Heart

From: South Jersey Medical Report

The Cooper Heart Institute now offers the world’s first and only totally subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator, the S-ICD® System, for eligible patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

The S-ICD System utilizes a pulse generator capable of delivering life-saving, high-energy shocks to convert V T/ VF. Unlike transvenous ICDs, however, the S-ICD System is implanted in the lateral thoracic region of the body and utilizes a subcutaneous electrode instead of transvenous leads to both sense and deliver therapy.

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