Initial experience with the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in a single Japanese center

Nobuhiro Nishii, Motomi Tachibana, Yoshimasa Morimoto, Satoshi Kawada, Akihito Miyoshi, Hiroyasu Sugiyama, Koji Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of arrhythmia
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • T-wave oversensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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