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Subcutaneous Lead System

Model 6996SQ

Subcutaneous Lead System

The Medtronic Subcutaneous Lead Model 6996SQ is implanted subcutaneously and can be used to offer low DFTs and high success in complex cases.


Model 6996SQ

The Medtronic Subcutaneous Lead System Model 6996SQ is implanted subcutaneously with the use of the Medtronic Tunneling Tool Model 6996T. Improved SQ design and implant technique offer low DFTs, a fast and easy procedure, and high success in complex cases.

  • Significant reduction in DFTs1-3
  • Simple SQ implant approach1-3
  • Flexibility in lead positioning4
  • Long defibrillation coil (25 cm)
    Small lead body (7.5 Fr)
    Introducer (10.5 Fr)
  • Expanded system options


Model 6996SQ
Polarity Unipolar
Fixation Sutures on anchoring sleeve
Lead lengths 41, 58 cm
Connector DF-1 unipolar high voltage
Insulation Silicone
Diameters 7.5 Fr body (2.5 mm)
2.3 mm coil (25 cm length)
3.4 mm tip
Introducer 10.5 Fr x 33 cm length
Electrode surface areas Electrical shadow area 18cm2
Defibrillation coil 500 mm2
Model 6996T Tunneling Tool for the 6996SQ Lead
Device Length 421 mm overall
338 mm Tunneling
Material Stainless steel
Tunneling Diameter 3.1 mm



Dornberger V, Khalighi K, Bail D, et al. Rapid and reliable positioning of a subcutaneous single-finger cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) lead with transcutaneous guidance (abstract). PACE. 1999;22:4(Part II). Abstract 94.


Kuhlkamp V, Dornberger V, Suchalla R, et al. Effect of a subcutaneous single element array electrode on the defibrillation threshold (abstract). PACE 1999;22:4(Part II). Abstract 680.


Gradaus R, Block M, Seidl K, et al. Defibrillation efficacy comparing a subcutaneous array electrode versus an "active can" implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and a subcutaneous array electrode in addition to an "active can" implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: Results from Active Can versus Array Trials I and II. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2001;12:921-927.


Smits K, Malik M, Lindemans F. A subcutaneous coil electrode added to an active can-RV defibrillator system makes the precise positioning of the RV electrode less important (abstract). PACE 1999;22:4(Part II). Abstract 98.