Subfascial implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator generator

David M. Shahian, Warren A. Williamson, John M. Streitz, Ferdinand J. Venditti

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The automatic cardioverter defibrillator generator is a relatively large unit, which has most often been implanted in a subcutaneous pocket. In a consecutive series of 120 primary implantations, we employed a subrectus fascia pocket that has resulted in a cosmetically superior result with a 0.8% incidence of system infection. The technique of subfascial implantation is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-174
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1992


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