• Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before your procedure
  • Take medications as instructed with a small sip of water the morning of the procedure
  • Take a bath or shower before you come for the procedure. Do not apply any lotion, creams, deodorants or perfumes after the shower
  • On the day of your procedure, please report to the hospital main lobby reception desk and ask for directions to the Patient Access Centre
  • Please bring your insurance card(s), photo ID or driver’s license and an overnight bag. Plan to be discharged the morning after your procedure. You must have someone drive you home
  • Surgically inserting the S-ICD System generally takes about one hour
  • An incision is made on the left side of the chest, next to the rib cage
  • A pocket or pouch is formed under the skin, where the device will be inserted
  • A small incision is made slightly to the left of the breastbone to allow the electrode to be placed under the skin
  • The electrode is then attached to the generator
  • Finally, your doctor will close the incisions to complete the procedure
  • After your procedure, you will have a gauze dressing over the incision on your chest. You may experience some redness, bruising, or slight pain at the incision site, which is normal