Efficacy and Safety of an Extravascular, substernally implanted Cardioverter–Defibrillator
28 August 2022
|The extravascular implantable cardioverter–defibrillator (ICD) has a single lead implanted substernally to enable pause-prevention pacing, antitachycardia pacing, and defibrillation energy similar to that of transvenous ICDs. The safety and efficacy of extravascular ICDs are not yet known.|
|In this prospective global study, we found that extravascular ICDs were implanted safely and were able to detect and terminate induced ventricular arrhythmias at the time of implantation.|
|Friedman P Murgatroyd F, Boersma LVA et al.||The New England Journal of Medicine, August 28, 2022
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