An implantable defibrillator, commonly known as an ICD, is a device designed to provide lifesaving therapy in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. Transvenous ICDs require one or more electrical wires to be placed through your veins into your heart. When the ICD senses a dangerously high heart rate, it will send an electrical pulse to your heart to reset your heart’s normal rhythm and allow your heart to resume pumping blood through your body—this is known as defibrillation. ICDs have been used for decades and have prolonged hundreds of thousands of lives.
Today, there are two types of ICDs being implanted: 1) traditional transvenous ICDs and 2) the Cameron Health S-ICD System. Both types of ICDs administer defibrillation therapy. However, the S-ICD System avoids the potential for short- and long-term complications associated with placing an electrical wire in your heart.
The S-ICD System
The S-ICD System is the only implantable defibrillator that doesn’t touch the heart. Learn more about this exciting new technology.