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Contact: Vincent Lamontagne
vlamontagne@ottawaheart.ca
613-761-4427
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Chest X-Ray

Caption: This chest X-ray shows the third subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (S-ICD) in Canada located under the skin of an 18-year-old patient with congenital heart disease. The electrode can be seen positioned near the heart, but unlike standard ICDs, no part of the device actually touches the heart.

Credit: University of Ottawa Heart Institute

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