Extravascular advantages


clinical data

Aurora EV-ICD

Extravascular advantages

Aurora EV-ICDTM offers the advantages of an extravascular system while also providing ATP and Pause Prevention pacing in a device the same size as transvenous ICDs.

Aurora EV-ICD

Transvenous benefits 


Antitachycardia pacing (ATP)

The only extravascular ICD to offer ATP. In studies of transvenous ICDs, even with extended detection intervals, ATP was associated with a 50% reduction in potentially unnecessary shocks.1-3. In the EV-ICD trial, there was 70% ATP-terminated episode success rate through an average 10.6-month follow-up, avoiding 33 shocks.4



11.7 years projected longevity5 which is similar to other Medtronic single chamber ICDs. Greater longevity can reduce number of replacements and associated procedure risks.


Pause prevention

A pacing feature that monitors the heart for significant pauses and responds by providing temporary bradycardia pacing supports. 


Size and PhysioCurveTM design 

Minimizes tissue pressure and promote patient comfort6.

Clinical data 

Aurora EV-ICD

Medtronic EV-ICDTM Pivotal Study4

Primary safety objective met: 92.6% patients free from major system or procedure-related complications at 6 months*.

Successful defibrillation: 98.7% defibrillation success rate at implant meeting primary efficacy objective, 18/18 (100%) conversion of spontaneous episodes

ATP efficacy: 70% ATP-terminated episode success rate, avoiding 33 shocks in 7 patients.

• No major intraprocedural or unique complications due to the EV-ICD system

• No reports of mediastinitis, sepsis, or endocarditis related to the EV-ICD system

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Kaplan-Meier estimate

through an average 10.6-month follow-up

The Aurora EV-ICD lead is not intended for implantation within the heart or vasculature, and, thus, Aurora is expected to avoid vascular complications associated with transvenous leads. There were no major intraprocedural complications observed in the EV ICD Pivotal Clinical study(4)



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Lee S, Stern R, Wathen M, et al. Anti-Tachycardia Pacing Therapy Effectively Terminates Fast Ventricular Tachycardia after Longer Detection Duration in Primary Prevention Patients: Results from the PREPARE Trial. Heart Rhythm. 2008;5(5);S334-S356.


Brown ML, Gerritse B, Kurita T, et al. Anti-tachycardia Pacing Benefits Non-ischemic AND Ischemic Patients equally in the PainFreeSST trial. Heart Rhythm. 2018;15(5);S590-S640.


Friedman P, Murgatroyd F, Boersma LVA, et al. Efficacy and Safety of an Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. N Engl J Med. 2022; 387:1292-1302.


Medtronic Aurora EV-ICDTM MRI SureScanTM DVEA3E4 Device Manual.


Thompson A. Lead extraction study. Medtronic data on file. November 2021.


Thompson AE, Atwater B, Boersma L, et al. The development of the extravascular defibrillator with substernal lead placement: A new Frontier for device-based treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2022;33(6):1085-1095


N. Leitz, Z. Khawaja, and M. Been Slow ventricular tachycardia BMJ, July 3, 2008; 337(jul03_1): a424 - a424


Medi C, et al. Supraventricular tachycardia. Medical Journal of Australia 190.5 (2009): 255-260.


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Saeed M. Troubleshooting Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38(4): 355–357