Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in a Patient with Pectus Excavatum
Article first published online: 3 MAY 2012
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 36, Issue 5, pages e138–e139, May 2013
How to Cite
HAMOUD, A. and BARRY, J. (2013), Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in a Patient with Pectus Excavatum. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 36: e138–e139. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2012.03413.x
- Issue published online: 24 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 3 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 30 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 10 APR 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JAN 2011
- Defibrillation – ICD;
- new technology;
- quality of life
Sudden cardiac arrest in young healthy adults has concerned the medical and social communities due to its fatal effect.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has been demonstrated to be an effective measure for prevention of sudden death in patients at risk of ventricular arrhythmia. Subcutaneous ICD has been developed to overcome some problems associated with transvenous leads in the conventional ICD.
In this case report, we describe the use of completely subcutaneous ICD for a young patient with pectus excavatum following presentation with out-of-hospital VF arrest with no complication in device or lead positioning. (PACE 2013; 36:e138–e139)