EMBLEM™ S-ICD System
Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator
Patients who currently reject transvenous ICD
therapy may accept the less-invasive, but
effective S-ICD System.3
EMBLEM S-ICD System leads to patient satisfaction
Patients believe the S-ICD System is comfortable: A six-month study involving seven patients who received both a traditional TV-ICD and an S-ICD System found that patients perceived no difference between the two devices in comfort or cosmetics, either at implant or during the follow up period.4
One paper analyzing data from 678 hospitals showed a link between patient satisfaction and hospital loyalty5, providing greater potential to retain the patients within your system’s care.
- Sean Pokorney, Low Rates of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use Among Medicare Patients After Myocardial Infarction, AHA presentation, June 3, 2014
- Poole, J and Gold, M. Who Should Receive the Subcutaneous Implanted Defibrillator? The Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Should be Considered in all ICD patients Who Do not Require Pacing. Circulation 2013; 6: 1236-1245
- 2012 S-ICD Technology Survey conducted by Cameron Health Inc. Data on File.
- Comfort/Tolerability Test Results for a Subcutaneous ICD Compared to a Standard Transvenous ICD. Smith W., Hood M. Hearth Rhythm 2007; 4(5) S210.
- Kessler, Daniel P; Mylod, Deirdre. Does patient satisfaction affect patient loyalty? International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 2011: vol 24, no 4: 266-273