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Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator

Leading the Charge - Introducing the S-ICD podcast series

Season 2: Host Wyatt Stahl returns to talk with Dr. Martin C. Burke about the history of the S-ICD, implant techniques, and the device selection process with patients.


S2: Episode 1: Making a Choice

Host Wyatt Stahl and special guest Dr. Martin C. Burke trace S-ICD’s historic journey in defibrillation therapy from niche to norm, and discuss how the pre-implant conversation with patients has evolved.


S2: Episode 2: Learning the Ropes

How can the next generation of implanters take up the mantle of today’s S-ICD innovators? For Dr. Martin Burke, the answer comes down to 1) understanding the fundamentals, and 2) practice. Lots of practice.


S2: Episode 3: Advancing the Science

Wyatt Stahl and Dr. Martin C. Burke return to the earliest days of subcutaneous defibrillation – discovering what the S-ICD of yesterday can teach us about the defibrillation therapy of tomorrow.


Season 1: Host Wyatt Stahl reviews S-ICD's clinical evidence, contextualizes the data, and speaks with principal investigators of the PRAETORIAN and UNTOUCHED Trials.


S1: Episode 1: Under My Skin

S-ICD technology is a breakthrough for implantable cardiac devices, but it's just the latest step in more than 30 years of ICD progress. Host Wyatt Stahl remembers just how far we've come.


S1: Episode 2: The PRAETORIAN Trial

Does S-ICD really stack up against TV-ICD? That was the question posed by the PRAETORIAN Trial, and the answer might surprise you.


S1: Episode 3: Thanks for your Patients

Host Wyatt Stahl takes on the lingering assumption that S-ICD technology is only a niche therapy.


S1: Episode 4: An UNTOUCHED Legacy

The UNTOUCHED study set out to evaluate the IAS rate for S-ICD in a more typical ICD patient population, using standardized programming and enhanced discrimination algorithms. To understand the results, you must know how Nelson Rockefeller died.


S1: Episode 5: Practice Makes Progress

If you’re wondering when the right time to implement S-ICD into your practice is, you might be asking the wrong question.


S1: Episode 6: The Pace of Tomorrow

What does the future hold for S-ICD? When it comes to innovation, the path isn’t always clear. But that doesn’t mean we won’t keep moving forward.

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