¿Cuántos DAI se implantan al año en España?

How many ICDs are implanted per year in Spain?

Every year the Spanish Society of Cardiology publishes its registry that counts the number of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) devices in Spain, currently 2020 being the last year that is already published.

The results show that in 2020, 7,056 implant sheets were received, compared to the 7,106 reported by Eucomed. The number of hospitals participating in the count is 173, and all of this shows that the compliance rate is higher than 99%.

The decrease in the number of ICD implantations would reflect the reduction in hospital activity not related to the treatment of patients with COVID-19. Similar to previous years, the total number of implantations in Spain continues to be much lower than the average for the European Union, with an increase in the differences between the Spanish autonomous communities.

Ignacio Fernández Lozano, Joaquín Osca Asensi, Javier Alzueta Rodríguez,

Spanish Registry of Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator. XVII Official Report of the Heart Rhythm Association of the Spanish Society of Cardiology (2020),
Spanish Journal of Cardiology,
Volume 74, Issue 11,
Pages 971-982,
ISSN 0300-8932,

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