Conscious sedation during subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation using the intermuscular technique.

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Summary of "Conscious sedation during subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation using the intermuscular technique."

The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) system is an established therapy for the prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and an alternative to a transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system in selected patients. S-ICDs are usually implanted under general anesthesia. The purpose of the present study was to describe the technical feasibility and safety of local anesthesia with conscious sedation as an alternative to general anesthesia during S-ICD implantation using the intermuscular technique.


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Name: Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing
ISSN: 1572-8595


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