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.