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Powered by ENDURALIFE™ Battery Technology

Boston Scientific introduces the new EL (Extended Longevity) ICD – coupling an uncompromised feature set with the industry’s longest projected longevity at 11.7 years.1

The EL ICD is powered by ENDURALIFE™ Battery Technology which is backed by four independent studies2-5 and over six years of real-world data6 that consistently demonstrated industry-leading longevity performance.

Key Resources

Technical Information Directions for Use Indications, Safety and Warnings



Product Details

Models D140, D141, D142, and D143

  • Powered by ENDURALIFE™ Battery Technology, which is backed by four independent studies2-5 and over six years of real-world data6 that consistently demonstrated industry-leading longevity performance.
  • The world’s thinnest ICD designed to enhance patient comfort.7
  • Includes the new EasyView™ header with color coded lead ports, designed to improve implant efficiency.
    • A clear header to easily verify full lead insertion
    • First-in-industry color-coded port labels to reduce the potential for misidentification of header ports
  • Offers an uncompromised set of features.

Features include:

– An advanced system solution for patient comorbidities and HF monitoring.

– EL defibrillators are compatible with LATITUDE™ NXT, Boston Scientific’s next generation remote patient management system. LATITUDE NXT features a simplified user-experience, streamlined interface and a comprehensive suite of diagnostics and alerts to help physicians make more informed decisions. Interrogations are all initiated by the Communicator. Daily checks for alerts are included in the published longevity estimates. With other manufacturers, longevity projections do not account for daily alert communications.8

– HF Perspectiv™ feature provides the only system with both a weight alert and an in-can diagnostic measuring respiratory rate, RRT (Respiratory Rate Trend).

– AcuShock™ Advanced is designed to help you better understand patients’ arrhythmias and reduce inappropriate therapy. When programmed with MADIT-RIT ARM B settings, Boston Scientific devices have shown a reduced risk of inappropriate therapy by 76-79% (P<0.001; HR=0.24;0.21 respectively) and the risk of death was decreased by 44-55% (P=0.06; HR=0.56; P=0.01; HR 0.45 respectively) when compared to conventional programming.9

– Only Boston Scientific offers two pacing algorithms, Rhythmiq™ and AV Search™+ to give clinicians options to appropriately manage RV pacing in patients with varying degrees of conduction block.

– Safety Core™ technology is intended to provide lifesaving shock therapy and basic pacing functionality in the event of an unrecoverable fault.

– ENDOTAK RELIANCE™ is the industry’s most reliable lead with a survival probability of 98.5% at ten years.10,11 This family of leads maintains the same core design elements that have made Boston Scientific the leader in ICD lead reliability for the past 20 years. 

– Unlike other manufacturers, Boston Scientific’s 3-channel EGM Onset is turned On permanently and does not impact battery longevity projections.8

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Mechanical Specifications

Model Type Size (cm)
(W x H x D)
Connector Type
D140 VR 5.37 x 7.36 x 0.99 68.9 29.5 RV:DF4
D141 VR 5.37 x 7.79 x 0.99 70.7 31.5 RV:IS-1/DF–1
D142 DR 5.37 x 7.68 x 0.99 71.4 31.0 RA:IS-1;RV:DF4
D143 DR 5.37 x 7.79 x 0.99 71.0 31.5 RA:IS-1;RV:IS-1/DF–1

Longevity Information

Pulse Generator Projected Longevity (All Models a,b,c,d)

  Longevity (years) at 500Ω, 700Ω, and 900Ω Pacing Impedance (RV)
  500Ω 700Ω 900Ω
0% 11.7 11.2 11.7 11.2 11.7 11.2
15% 11.5 10.8 11.5 10.9 11.6 10.9
50% 11.0 10.0 11.1 10.1 11.2 10.2
100% 10.3 9.0 10.6 9.2 10.8 9.3

a Assumes Zip™ telemetry use for 1 hour at implant time and for 40 minutes annually for in-clinic follow-up checks.

b Assumes standard use of the LATITUDE Communicator as follows: Daily Device Check on, monthly Full Interrogations (scheduled remote follow ups, and quarterly patient-interrogations).

c Assumes 60 min-1 LRL, ventricular and atrial settings of 2.5 V pacing pulse Amplitude and 0.4 ms pacing pulse width; RA Impedance 500Ω; sensors On.

d Projected longevity is calculated assuming 3 maximum energy charging cycles per year, including automatic capacitor re-forms and therapeutic shocks. For the final year of device service, an additional 5 charging cycles are assumed to account for additional automatic capacitor re-forms as the device approaches the Explant indicator. These calculations also assume 3-channel EGM Onset is set to On, and that the pulse generator spends 6 months in Storage mode during shipping and storage.

Additional Longevity Information

  • For longevity calculations based on different settings please contact Boston Scientific technical services or your local
  • Boston Scientific devices have limited warranties at 10 years (VR) and 8 years (DR) in available geographies. See for complete warranty terms and conditions.
  • Devices use Li/MnO2 chemistry.
  • The Usable Battery Capacity is 1.9 Amp-hours for the EL ICD (typical implant to battery capacity depleted).
  • Shelf life is 2 years (before use by date).

Longevity projections as provided in the product labeling. Specific programmable parameter ranges available in product labeling. Product labeling available at


Model C-Code
D140 C1722
D141 C1722
D142 C1721
D143 C1721

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