Boston Scientific Reports Results of Emblem S-ICD System in UNTOUCHED Study to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death


  • The UNTOUCHED study involves assessing Emblem Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) system in 1,116 patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤35% + ischemic heart disease
  • The UNTOUCHED study results: complication-free rate (95.8%) @30days post-procedure; induced ventricular fibrillation rates (99.2%); patients performed using a two-incision technique (69%); mean implant time (55.8 mins.)
  • Emblem S-ICD system is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, designed to treat & monitor heart rhythm problems and is implanted just under the skin with no wires touching the heart, eliminating the risk associated with electrical wires inside the heart or blood vessels

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