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Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart Specialists First in Missouri to Implant Subcutaneous ICD
Date:12/2/2013

ong with about 250 pacemakers. Dr. Faddis said the S-ICD is part of a new generation of devices that will interact with the heart without wires.

"Wireless sensors are currently being tested to measure pressures inside the heart as a means to guide treatment of heart failure, and wireless pacing electrodes are likely to follow close behind," said Dr. Faddis. "The enhancement in safety achieved by the S-ICD over a traditional ICD system will quickly drive adoption of this technology as the first choice in patients who don't also require pacemaker therapy. We’re pleased to continue to be leaders in heart care in the region and nation and in offering new technology to patients that enhances their quality of life."

For more information about the S-ICD, call 855-45-HEART.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,315 bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The hospital has a 1,763 member medical staff, with many recognized as "Best Doctors in America." Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 13 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is also consistently ranked on the elite honor roll of America’s "Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.

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