Subcutaneous ICD Matches Conventional Defibrillators In Registry
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Boston Scientific’s S-ICD subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator performed well in the EFFORTLESS registry, with clinical event rates and inappropriate shock rates similar to those reported for conventional ICDs in a real-world context.
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