An Entirely Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter–Defibrillator

www.nejm.org May 12, 2010 (10.1056/NEJMoa0909545)

ABSTRACT

Background Implantable cardioverter–defibrillators (ICDs) prevent sudden death from cardiac causes in selected patients but require the use of transvenous lead systems. To eliminate the need for venous access, we designed and tested an entirely subcutaneous ICD system.

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