Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD)

A subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD)

A subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is a less invasive alternative to a traditional ICD. Using a special insertion tool, your doctor implants the S-ICD device under the skin at the side of the chest below the armpit and connects it to an electrode that runs along the breastbone.