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The Subcutaneous Defibrillator-A Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  24530663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The recently commercially available Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (S-ICD) utilizes a completely subcutaneous electrode configuration to treat potentially lethal ventricular tachyarrhythmia. Clinical trials have proven its effectiveness in detecting and treating ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia. The S-ICD offers the advantage of eliminating the need for intravenous and intracardiac leads and their associated risks and shortcomings. However, its major disadvantage is its inability to provide bradycardia rate support and anti-tachycardia pacing to terminate ventricular tachycardia. This article reviews the S-ICD clinical trials and the advantages and disadvantages of this novel technology to help the physician identify its role and select candidates that will benefit from this device.
Sally Aziz; Angel R Leon; Mikhael F El-Chami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-1-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-2-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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