Incidence of premature battery depletion in subcutaneous cardioverter-defibrillator patients: insights from a multicenter registry

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  • Jakob Lüker
  • Marc Strik
  • Jason G. Andrade
  • Alexandre Raymond-Paquin
  • Mohamed Hassan Elrefai
  • Paul R. Roberts
  • Óscar Cano Pérez
  • Jordana Kron
  • Jayanthi Koneru
  • Hilton Franqui-Rivera
  • Arian Sultan
  • Angela Ernst
  • Jörn Schmitt
  • Alexander Pott
  • Christian Veltmann
  • Neil T. Srinivasan
  • Jason Collinson
  • Antonius M.W. van Stipdonk
  • Nina Fluschnik
  • Tobias Tönnis
  • Andreas Haeberlin
  • Sylvain Ploux
  • Daniel Steven

Background: The subcutaneous ICD established its role in the prevention of sudden cardiac death in recent years. The occurrence of premature battery depletion in a large subset of potentially affected devices has been a cause of concern. The incidence of premature battery depletion has not been studied systematically beyond manufacturer-reported data. Methods: Retrospective data and the most recent follow-up data on S-ICD devices from fourteen centers in Europe, the US, and Canada was studied. The incidence of generator removal or failure was reported to investigate the incidence of premature S-ICD battery depletion, defined as battery failure within 60 months or less. Results: Data from 1054 devices was analyzed. Premature battery depletion occurred in 3.5% of potentially affected devices over an observation period of 49 months. Conclusions: The incidence of premature battery depletion of S-ICD potentially affected by a battery advisory was around 3.5% after 4 years in this study. Premature depletion occurred exclusively in devices under advisory. This is in line with the most recently published reports from the manufacturer. Trial registration: Identifier: NCT04767516.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

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    Research areas

  • Advisory, Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, Longevity, Premature battery depletion, Subcutaneous ICD

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