Background The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is recognized as a viable alternative to the transvenous ICD. The safety and efficacy of this device has been demonstrated in Western countries, but studies with S-ICD implantation in Japanese patients have not been reported. Methods and results Twelve patients received an S-ICD implant in our institute between February and September 2016. All S-ICDs were successfully implanted without complications. One appropriate and one inappropriate therapy was identified. Conclusions S-ICD implantation appears to provide a viable alternative to transvenous ICD implantation for some Japanese patients. However, we should perform careful follow-up of patients to eliminate inappropriate therapy.
- Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
- Sudden cardiac death
- T-wave oversensing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine