Subcutaneous ICD implantation in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy after transvenous ICD failure: A case report

J Arrhythm. 2017 Dec 14;34(1):81-83. doi: 10.1002/joa3.12011. eCollection 2018 Feb.


We describe the case of a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who experienced the failure of a transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (T-ICD) lead and the following inability of a second T-ICD to convert a ventricular fibrillation. A subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) was finally implanted and was effective at defibrillation test.

Keywords: ICD replacement; complications; defibrillation threshold test; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; subcutaneous defibrillator.

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  • Case Reports