EMBLEM™ S-ICD System
Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator
Protection Without Touching the Heart
Evolving ICD Technologies, Leaving the Heart Untouched = Less Invasive
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) save lives when used for the primary or secondary prevention of sudden cardiac arrest. Transvenous and epicardial systems are however associated with complications related to the difficulty of maintaining long-term lead integrity and vascular access.
Complications Associated with Transvenous Leads2
Benefits of the EMBLEM S-ICD System
The EMBLEM S-ICD is the 2nd generation S-ICD (Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator) and incorporates Boston Scientific’s core competencies providing you with a 20% thinner device that is projected to last 40% longer than first generation.3,4 It is also enabled for LATITUDETM NXT Remote Patient Management.
Less Biomechanical Stress
Located outside of the heart and ribcage, the EMBLEM S-ICD subcutaneous electrode is exposed to significantly less biomechanical stress than traditional transvenous leads:
The subcutaneous electrode is uniquely designed to minimize the risk of insulation abrasion/breach and conductor fractures:
Subcutaneous Electrode Animation
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- Maisel WH, Kramer DB. Implantable cardioverterdefibrillator lead performance. Circulation. 2008;117:2721-2723. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATION AHA. 108.776807. The results of selected studies of ICD lead performance are shown. To be included, studies had to (1) be published in a peer-reviewed journal after 1999, (2) provide follow-up for at least 18 months after implantation, and (3) statistically account for patients who had died or were lost to follow-up. The data point represents the point estimate of the study for ICD lead survival. The size of the data point is proportional to the total number of patients in the study. The white data point represents the study by Eckstein et al, published in the current issue of Circulation.
- Wilkoff BL, et al. Transvenous Lead Extraction: Heart Rhythm Society Expert Consensus on Facilities, Training, Indications, and Patient Management, Heart Rhythm 2009;6;7:1085-1104.
- SQ-RX PULSE GENERATOR USER’S MANUAL, PN 102098-211, Rev A 2012/12,
- EMBLEM™ S-ICD PULSE GENERATOR USER’S MANUAL, 359278-002 EN US 2015-02.