The Transvenous vs Subcutaneous ICD: Which Patients for Which Device? Pre-operative and Post-operative Considerations

Event Recorded:

CME: 1.00; CE: 1.00

On Demand Product Available through:

04/18/2015 01:56 pm

Activity Description:

This 60 minute three-part webinar contrasts the transvenous ICDs to the novel subcutaneous ICD.

Part 1: Screening and Selection of Patients

Part 2: Surgical Implantation

Part 3: What You Need to Look for During Device Follow -up

Registration Information:

Access this complimentary webinar through the Heart Rhythm Society Learning Center

Course Directors/Faculty:


Dr. Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS                                                                                                                             
University of Washington School of Medicine                                                                                                                           


Bradley P. Knight, MD, FHRS
Cooley Professor of Medicine
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology                                                                                                                                                

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Northwestern University

Lyle W. Larson, PA-C, PhD
Division of Cardiology
Electrophysiology Section
University of Washington

Carrie Brown, APN
Heart Rhythm Center
University of Chicago Medicine


Learning Objectives:

  • Assess patients’ appropriateness for S-ICD therapy
  • Differentiate between transvenous and subcutaneous ICDs with regard to surgical procedure and possible complications
  • Explain the differences in post-operative follow up between the transvenous ICD and the SICD                                                                   

Target Audience:

Allied health professionals and referring physicians, including cardiologists who will conduct the initial screening of patients that would benefit from device therapy, including subcutaneous ICD systems and who manage the patient’s post-operative and follow-up care.

Accreditation Statement:

The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Statement:

It is the policy of the Heart Rhythm Society to ensure balance, independent objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its certified educational programs. Everyone involved in the planning and participation of continuing medical education activities are required to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations. In accordance with the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The Heart Rhythm Society implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners. Detailed disclosure information will be disclosed prior to the activity and in the activity slides.

Contact Information:

Education Department

Tel: 202-464-3400

Industry Support:

This program is made possible in part by Boston Scientific.