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Subcutaneous Implanatable Cardiac Defibrillator (SICD) Placement

Gwinnett Medical Center has recently become only the second hospital system in Georgia and the only hospital in North Metro Atlanta to conduct a subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (SICD) procedure. SICD enables a defibrillator to be placed directly under the skin without touching the heart. Since this amazing innovation in cardiovascular care does not involve placement of a lead inside the heart, it offers an important alternative for patients who have no vascular access or younger patients who may require multiple defibrillators during their lifetime.