Doctors conduct rare heart surgery, implant S-ICD
Surgeons in a private hospital here have conducted a rare heart surgery and implanted a cardiac defibrillator device which would prevent sudden cardiac death.For the first time in the State, the Subcutaneous Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (S-ICD) was implanted by the surgeons of Apollo Hospitals in a 30-year-old computer engineer who came with heart failure and ejection fraction (percentage of functioning of the heart) of 25 to 30 per cent.

While earlier only five such devices were implanted in the country - four in New Delhi and one in Kolkata, this was sixth device implanted in suitable patients prone to sudden cardiac death.