Long-term complications from subcutaneous ICDs assessed

A European registry study finds that pocket haematoma raises risk of serious infection

The real-world complication rate of subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) is about 9% during two years, a study shows.

Subcutaneous ICD
Subcutaneous ICD. Photo: PaulT/CC BY-SA 3.0

But pocket haematomas are "very strong predictors" of more severe infective