The S-ICD shirt fitting instructions consist of two phases:
Phase I: The shirt fitting and shirt pocket placement procedure
Step 1. We will send you a trial shirt in your size.
Step 2. Put on the shirt and ensure that the shirt fits well.
Step 3. Lift your left arm, see image below (but not higher):
Step 4. Have your partner or a family member use the Vital Beat provided marker to draw a line exactly around the contours or the edges of your skin-deep S-ICD device on the S-ICD shirt you are wearing. The marking on the shirt must show the exact physical location of the S-ICD device. Note. We use a washout marker.
Step 5. Send back the marked shirt and the marker to Vital Beat.
Step 6. Our tailors will then design the pocket for placement on your S-ICD compression shirts.
Step 7. The custom-made pockets ensure that the Shield covers exactly the S-ICD device and its implant area.
Phase II: When you have received the two personalized
It is important that you execute the following 3 steps in exact same sequence.
Step 1. Put on the S-ICD shirt and make sure that it is a snug skin fit.
Step 2. Take off the shirt and insert the Shield in the inside pocket on the left-hand side of the S-ICD shirt with the Shield airwave openings for improved airflow towards the outside.
Step 3. Make sure the Shield is inserted well into the inside pocket shape. Put on the shirt again. Move your hand a few times over the Shield to make sure it is lying flat against your S-ICD device.