Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Case contributed by Dr Sigmund Stuppner


Breathlessness. Outcome after double cardiac arrest.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

This case shows a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator, with correct position of the electrode subcutaneously, superficial to the pleural cavity and outside of the rib cage, in a parasternal left location. 

Case Discussion

The totally subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S‐ICD) has been introduced as a new alternative to the conventional transvenous defibrillator system.

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Case information

rID: 43812
Published: 25th Mar 2016
Last edited: 25th Mar 2016
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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