Why Screen Patients For the S-ICD?

  1. To determine whether patients have a suitable signal for device sensing at implant.
  2. To maximise system sensitivity and specificity for rhythm identification and therapy, and to minimise risk of cardiac oversensing
Automated Screening Tool applies the Vector Select algorithm that is used by the S-ICD to sense the cardiac signal, and is designed to more closely represent S-ICD device performance1

Validation of Automated Screening Tool performance

Automated Screening Tool is 24%* more likely to predict the performance of Vector Select than the Manual Screening Tool1

Due to incorporation of Vector Select and digital filtering, Automated Screening Tool is expected to:

  • Better reflect S-ICD function and to be more tolerant of large T-waves than Manual Screening Tool1
  • Provide more consistent outcomes by removing operator subjectivity