Class 1 Recall Issued for Boston Scientific S-ICD Lead

Patients with a Boston Scientific S-ICD should be aware of a Class I recall of the 3501 Emblem subcutaneous electrode.  This model was manufactured from March 2016 through November 2020.
 
 
This same issue was the subject of a product advisory issued in December of 2020, but due to 26 serious injuries and one death associated with the device, the advisory was upgraded to a recall.   
 
 
Boston Scientific has a product lookup tool (www.BostonScientific.com/lookup) where you can look up your device and see if your specific lead is affected.  You can find your serial numbers on your registration card.
 
 
You can read the HCMBeat’s previous entry on this issue here. 
 

Boston Scientific Advisories for S-ICD Patients

Patients with a Boston Scientific S-ICD should be aware of two recent product advisories.
 
 
There is an advisory for early battery depletion in the S-ICD generator, and there is a separate advisory pertaining to the 3501 lead.
 
 
Boston Scientific has a product lookup tool (www.BostonScientific.com/lookup) where you can look up your device and see if your specific generator and/or lead are affected.  You can find your serial numbers on your registration card.
 
 
The product advisories can be found here: https://www.bostonscientific.com/…/product-advisories.html
 

The Future of HCM Care

Dr. Stephen Heitner, together with his colleagues at Oregon Health & Sciences University, published an article last week in the European Journal of Heart Failure which gives a glimpse into the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in the future.  Although recent publications have stated that the majority of HCM patients today have a favorable prognosis when receiving appropriate treatment, a heavy disease burden continues to be placed upon patients.  Hence, better and more effective treatments for HCM are still needed in order to lessen this burden.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL HCM SUMMIT VI, PART II

**Because so much HCM information was presented at the Summit, this is the second of multiple blog entries.  Stay tuned to HCMBeat for more highlights from the HCM Summit.  To see Part I of this series of highlights from the HCM Summit VI, click here.**

The 6th International HCM Summit was held October 27, 28 and 29th in Boston, Massachusetts.  This symposium brings together HCM professionals from around the world who are there to learn about and discuss the latest developments in the treatment of HCM.

The symposium was organized by long time HCM expert Dr. Barry Maron and his son, Dr. Martin Maron.  Both Marons are now affiliated with Tufts Medical Center’s Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center.

What follows are summaries from selected talks presented at the meeting.  The presenter and their hospital affiliation are noted below, along with the topic of their presentation.  When possible, you may access the presenters’ slides via hyperlink by clicking on the name. (Note that not all presenters made their slides available).

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