Aurora EV-ICDsystem

The Aurora EV-ICD™ system is a first-of-its-kind extravascular defibrillator to treat sudden cardiac arrest and abnormal heart rhythms with defibrillation and antitachycardia pacing (ATP). 

The Aurora EV-ICD system is approved for 1.5T and 3T MRI access when MR conditions for use are met.

Model #: DVEA3E4, EV2401 – 52 cm, 63 cm


Product features

The extravascular system with transvenous ICD benefits.1

The Aurora EV-ICD system is the only ICD placed outside the vascular space that provides ATP in a device that is nearly half the size and has 60% greater projected battery longevity than the S‑ICD.2,3

  • Avoids certain complications associated with transvenous leads.
  • Preserves the vasculature and reduces the potential for injury.

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The only extravascular ICD to offer ATP.2

In the EV ICD Pivotal Clinical Study, ATP successfully terminated 70% of episodes (32 of 46).1 This is in the range of the ATP efficacy reported in transvenous ICD publications, 52% to 87%.4–7

Size and PhysioCurve™ design

Projected longevity

Pause Prevention pacing

Post-shock pacing

Monitor zone

Remote monitoring and CareAlert™ notifications

MRI access

Clinical evidence

Medtronic EV ICD Pivotal Study‡1

Effectively terminated life-threatening rhythms with ATP and shocks while safely outside the vascular space.

Safe procedure

Primary safety objective met, 92.6% patients free from major system– or procedure–related complications at six months.§

Effective defibrillation

Primary efficacy objective met, 98.7% defibrillation success rate at implant,100% conversion of discrete spontaneous episodes.II

Successful ATP

70% of episodes successfully terminated, avoiding 33 shocks in seven patients9 (through 10.6 months average follow-up).

System safety

  • No major intraprocedural or unique major complications due to the EV ICD system.
  • No reports of mediastinitis, sepsis, or endocarditis related to the EV ICD system.
  • The study’s investigators observed 25 major complications in 23 patients at six months. Procedure-related complications included revision for lead dislodgement and treatment of postoperative wound infection. No system changes were required for seven events.

Product information


Physical characteristics


33 cm3

H x W x D

64 mm x 51 mm x 13 mm

Surface area of device can

57 cm2

Connector type



30 mm

Functional diameter

3.2 mm

Radiopaque IDb


Materials in contact with human tissuec

Titanium, polyurethane, silicone rubber adhesive, silicone rubber, liquid silicone rubber


Hybrid CFx lithium/silver vanadium oxide

Battery model


a Volume with connector ports unplugged.

b The radiopaque ID, which includes a Medtronic identifier symbol, can be viewed in a fluoroscopic image of the device.

c These materials have been successfully tested for the ability to avoid biological incompatibility. The device does not produce an injurious temperature in the surrounding tissue during normal operation.

Replacement indications

Recommended replacement time (RRT)

< 2.73 V on 3 consecutive daily automatic measurements

End of service (EOS)

3 months after RRT

Projected service life

The service life projection for the device is 11.7 years.

Based on the following assumptions:

• Pacing at 0%.

• 2 high-voltage therapies per year.

• Pre-arrhythmia EGM storage programmed to On for 6 months, over life of device.

• Wireless telemetry:

   – 3 hours of telemetry enabled at implant.

   – 30 min of telemetry enabled for quarterly scheduled CareLink™ monitor remote sessions (if available).

   – 1 hour of in-office wireless telemetry enabled annually.

• Shelf storage life of 5 months, before implant.

Ordering information  



Model number

Aurora EV-ICD™ MRI SureScan™

Extravascular implantable cardiovascular defibrillator


Epsila EV™ MRI SureScan

Extravascular quadripolar lead with shaped passive fixation

EV2401 – 52 cm

EV2401 – 63 cm

Epsila EV™

Sternal tunneling tool


Epsila EV™

Transverse tunneling tool


SafeSheath®* II

Hemostatic peel-away introducer system


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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.1

Through an average 10.6-month follow-up. 


Kaplan-Meier estimate.


Discrete episodes are defined as less than or equal to two events within 24 hours.



Friedman P, Murgatroyd F, Boersma LVA, et al. Efficacy and Safety of an Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. N Engl J Med. October 6, 2022;387(14):1292–1302.


Medtronic Aurora EV-ICD™ MRI SureScan™ DVEA3E4 Device Manual.


Emblem MRI S-ICD technical manual. Boston Scientific. Available at: Accessed August 28, 2023.


Sterns LD, Auricchio A, Schloss EJ, et al. Anti-tachycardia pacing success in implantable cardioverter defibrillators by patient, device, and programming characteristics. Heart Rhythm. October 19, 2022;20(2): P190–197.


Schuger C, Daubert JP, Zareba W, et al. Reassessing the role of antitachycardia pacing in fast ventricular arrhythmias in primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator recipients: Results from MADIT-RIT. Heart Rhythm. March 2021;18(3):399–403.


Arenal A, Proclemer A, Kloppe A, et al. Different impact of long-detection interval and anti-tachycardia pacing in reducing unnecessary shocks: data from the ADVANCE III trial. Europace. November 2016;18(11):1719–1725.


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. May 2008;5(5); S334-S356. Poster PO5–103.


Boriani G, Merino J, Wright DJ, Gadler F, Schaer B, Landolina M. Battery longevity of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators: technical, clinical and economic aspects. An expert review paper from EHRA. Europace. December 1, 2018;20(12):1882–1897.


Crozier I, et al. Primary Outcome Results from the Global Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) Pivotal Study. Late Breaking Clinical Trial Presentation at ESC 2022. August 28, 2022. Barcelona Spain.