First Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator approved one year ago | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

One year ago the first Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) System was approved by the FDA.  A defibrillator provides an electric shock to the heart (defibrillation) for the treatment of an abnormally rapid heartbeat that originates from the lower chambers of the heart (ventricular tachyarrhythmias)