Evaluation of acute cardiac and chest wall damage after shocks with a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator in Swine.

@article{Killingsworth2013EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of acute cardiac and chest wall damage after shocks with a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator in Swine.},
  author={Cheryl R. Killingsworth and Sharon B. Melnick and Silvio Hector Litovsky and Raymond E. Ideker and Gregory P. Walcott},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={1265-72}
}
BACKGROUND A subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) could ease placement and reduce complications of transvenous ICDs, but requires more energy than transvenous ICDs. Therefore we assessed cardiac and chest wall damage caused by the maximum energy shocks delivered by both types of clinical devices. METHODS During sinus rhythm… CONTINUE READING