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Subcutaneous defibrillator

Andrea Droghetti, Alessandro Locatelli, Bruno Casiraghi, Maurizio Malacrida, Michele Arupi, Mark Ragusa
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is a safe alternative to transvenous ICD. We describe a submuscular S-ICD placement technique in a severely obese with an oversized chest. Submuscular configuration allows optimal system positioning and impendence values warranting a safe and effective shock transmission. This technique is safe and improves patients comfort.
October 2016: Clinical Case Reports
Martin Grett, Martin Christ, Hans-Joachim Trappe
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the incidence and risk factors for progression to pacemaker dependency or the need for cardiac resynchronization in typical patients with an implanted defibrillator with regard to an alternative implantation of a subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: After retrospective analysis of 291 patients with first implantation of a transvenous single chamber ICD (VVI-ICD) from 2010-2016 and excluding those with an indication for pacemaker or lack of follow-up data, 121 patients were included and investigated with regard to the following endpoints: need for pacemaker stimulation, upgrade for cardiac resynchronization (CRT), and secondary occurrence and effectiveness of antitachycardia pacing (ATP)...
October 13, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Claudia Schaarschmidt, Christof Kolb
The subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) has become an established tool for the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Based on its detection properties, the S‑ICD is essentially dependent on correct morphology discrimination of the QRS complex and avoidance of potential T‑wave sensing. We report on a patient who experienced multiple inappropriate S‑ICD shocks due to T‑wave oversensing in the setting of new onset of right bundle branch block. Strategies for the optimisation of the device programming are discussed...
October 13, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Jason Huang, Kristen K Patton, Jordan M Prutkin
BACKGROUND: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is a novel implanted defibrillator for the prevention of sudden cardiac death that avoids intravascular access. Use of this device is limited by its inability to provide backup pacing. Combined use of the S-ICD with a permanent pacemaker may be the optimal choice in certain situations though experience with the use of both devices together remains limited. METHODS: We reviewed our single center experience with the S-ICD from March 2011 to November 2015...
October 13, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Dong-Jun Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Je Wook Park, Jong-Chan Youn, Dong Won Lee, Bon-Nyeo Koo, Moon-Hyoung Lee
Subcutaneous implantation of a cardiac implantable electronic device is the standard method. Occasionally, subpectoral cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation via axillary incisions is performed in young female patients for cosmetic purposes. Because subpectoral CIED implantation and augmentation mammoplasty involve the same layer, it is feasible to perform both procedures simultaneously. We report a case of combined subpectoral implantation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and augmentation mammoplasty via the axillary approach in a young female patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and small breasts...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
Maciej Kempa, Szymon Budrejko, Grzegorz Raczak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Marc-Alexander Ohlow, Marcus Roos, Bernward Lauer, J Christoph Geller
The purpose of this study was to assess (1) the incidence of safety margin testing <10 J (SMT) and (2) the efficacy/safety of routinely adding a subcutaneous array (SQA) (Medtronic 6996SQ) for these patients. Patients with SMT smaller than a 10-J safety margin from maximum output were considered to have very high readings and underwent SQA insertion. These patients were compared with the rest of the patients who had acceptable SMT (≥10 J). A total of 616 patients underwent ICD implantation during the analysis period...
March 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Julia W Erath, Abdul Sami Sirat, Mate Vamos, Stefan H Hohnloser
Persistent left superior vena cava is known to be a challenging anatomic abnormality for transvenous cardiac device implantation. In the a case of a young man presenting with dilative cardiomyopathy with severely impaired left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and second-degree atrioventricular block (AV block), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation was indicated. A transvenous approach was attempted, but placement of the right ventricular lead was not successful due to anatomic abnormalities...
September 19, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Michael K Essandoh, Andrew J Otey, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, Erica J Stein, Katja R Turner, Nicholas C Joseph, Emile G Daoud
BACKGROUND: To date, general anesthesia has been suggested as the preferred approach for implantation of a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD). The purpose of this study was to assess the use of monitored anesthesia care (MAC) for S-ICD implantation. The goals were to assess adequate sedation and analgesia (efficacy endpoints) and major perioperative airway or hemodynamic compromise (safety endpoints). The authors hypothesized that MAC may provide adequate sedation and analgesia and no major perioperative airway or hemodynamic compromise during S-ICD implantation and multiple defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing...
October 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Jeremy P Moore, Blandine Mondésert, Michael S Lloyd, Stephen C Cook, Ali N Zaidi, Robert H Pass, Anitha S John, Frank A Fish, Kevin M Shannon, Jamil A Aboulhosn, Paul Khairy
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death is a major contributor to mortality for adults with congenital heart disease. The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has emerged as a novel tool for prevention of sudden cardiac death, but clinical performance data for adults with congenital heart disease are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective study involving 7 centers over a 5-year period beginning in 2011 was performed. Twenty-one patients (median 33...
September 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
José Amado, Nuno Marques, Rui Candeias, Paula Gago, Ilídio de Jesus
The authors present the case of a 34-year-old male patient seen in our department due to palpitations. On the electrocardiogram monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) was documented, treated successfully with amiodarone. The subsequent study revealed a normal echocardiogram and an apical aneurysm of the left ventricle on magnetic resonance imaging, confirmed by computed tomography coronary angiography that also excluded coronary disease. He underwent an electrophysiological study to determine the origin of the VT and to perform catheter ablation using electroanatomical mapping...
October 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Daniel J Friedman, Craig S Parzynski, Paul D Varosy, Jordan M Prutkin, Kristen K Patton, Ali Mithani, Andrea M Russo, Jeptha P Curtis, Sana M Al-Khatib
Importance: Trends and in-hospital outcomes associated with early adoption of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) in the United States have not been described. Objectives: To describe early use of the S-ICD in the United States and to compare in-hospital outcomes among patients undergoing S-ICD vs transvenous (TV)-ICD implantation. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective analysis of 393 734 ICD implants reported to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry ICD Registry, a nationally representative US ICD registry, between September 28, 2012 (US Food and Drug Administration S-ICD approval date), and March 31, 2015, was conducted...
September 7, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
N A Mark Estes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
Yusuke Kondo, Marehiko Ueda, Yoshio Kobayashi, Joerg O Schwab
There has been a significant increase in the number of patients receiving cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED) over the last two decades. CIED infection represents a serious complication after CIED implantation and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Recently, newly advanced technologies have offered attractive and suitable therapeutic alternatives. Notably, the leadless pacemaker and anti-bacterial envelope decrease the potential risk of CIED infection and the resulting mortality, when it does occur...
August 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
Serge Boveda, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Kristina Haugaa, Stefano Fumagalli, Antonio Hernandez Madrid, Pascal Defaye, Paul Broadhurst, Nikolaos Dagres
AIMS: The purpose of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) survey is to provide an overview of the current use of subcutaneous cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICDs) across a broad range of European centres. METHODS AND RESULTS: A questionnaire was sent via the internet to centres participating in the EHRA electrophysiology research network. Questions included standards of care and policies used for patient management, indications, and techniques of implantation of the S-ICDs...
September 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
L Eckardt, T Deneke
The 2015 European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death is an update of the former 2006 European/American guidelines. This new consensus document gives a detailed overview on prevention and therapy of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. This includes detailed discussion of channelopathies and various cardiomyopathies. Gaps in evidence are identified and also discussed. DNA analysis and postmortem assessment in sudden cardiac death victims is for the first time part of these new recommendations...
September 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Joshua D Levine, C Ellins, N Winn, Robert Kim, Steve S Hsu, John N Catanzaro
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) registry included very few patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40. We present a case of a 40-year-old male with a BMI of 44 and ejection fraction of 25% who underwent S-ICD implantation for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death in the setting of a nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing failed at high output. A posterior to anterior radiograph demonstrated migration of the components despite positioning under fluoroscopy...
August 23, 2016: Cardiology
Bipinpreet Nagra, Muhammad Umer Awan, Varun Miriyala, Bharat K Kantharia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Lars Eckardt, Julia Köbe, Kristina Wasmer
The 2016 ESC guideline on prevention and therapy of ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac death present an excellent recommendation and summary for all forms of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with and without structural or electrical heart disease. This includes cardiomyopathies as well as conditions such as proarrhythmia, neurologic/psychaitric disorders, or pregnancy. Some aspects are novel; (1) the guideline emphasizes for the first time genetic work-up in sudden cardiac death victims; (2) for prevention of sudden cardiac death systematic re-evaluation 6-12 weeks after myocardial infarction is recommended; (3) subcutaneous ICD as well as the wearable cardioverter/defibrillator are for the first time included in the guidelines; (4) automatic external defibrillators are recommended for public places; (5) for patients with recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmias the role of catheter ablation has been upgraded...
August 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Maciej Kempa, Tomasz Królak, Łukasz Drelich, Szymon Budrejko, Ludmiła Daniłowicz-Szymanowicz, Ewa Lewicka-Nowak, Dariusz Kozłowski, Grzegorz Raczak
BACKGROUND: An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is routinely used to prevent sudden cardiac death. Since the introduction of that device into clinical practice, a defibrillation test (the so-called pre-discharge test [PDT]) has been an inseparable part of the ICD implantation procedure. Recently, the usefulness of PDT has been called into question. METHODS: The aim of this research was to analyze ICD tests performed within two time periods: in years 1995-2001 (period I) and 2007-2010 (period II), in order to compare the results of tests and solutions to all the problems with ICD systems revealed by means of PDT...
July 7, 2016: Cardiology Journal
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