Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Normal cardiomediastinal contour.

Case Discussion

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are an alternative to implantable ICDs, especially in patients who require preservation of central veins (e.g. chemotherapy, dialysis), have a mechanical heart valve, congenital heart disease or other contraindication. 

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Case information

rID: 53465
Case created: 19th May 2017
Last edited: 23rd May 2017
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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