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History of implantable devices
The history of biomedical implantable devices is traced from its beginning in the late 1950s to its status today. The role of industry in making this development possible is highlighted. SpecialExpand
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The Lithium/Iodine Battery: A Historical Perspective
The lithium/iodine‐polyvinylpyridine battery, first implanted 20 years ago, has become the power source of choice for the cardiac pacemaker. Over the last 20 years, improvements in cell chemistry,Expand
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POLARIZATION PHENOMENA RELATING TO PHYSIOLOGICAL ELECTRODES
Electrochemical polarization of physiological electrodes is an undesirable but seemingly unavoidable phenomenon that detracts from the performance of implanted electronic prosthetic devices. In theExpand
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Implantable power-sources: a review.
  • W. Greatbatch
  • Medicine
  • Journal of medical engineering & technology
  • 1984
It has now been 25 years since the first pacemakers were implanted. It is indeed fascinating to see the breadth and the vision of the early investigators on both sides of the ocean, most of themExpand
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Magnetic resonance safety testing of a newly‐developed fiber‐optic cardiac pacing lead
To assess magnetic resonance (MR) safety for a newly developed, fiber‐optic cardiac pacing lead.
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Twenty‐five Years of Pacemaking
  • W. Greatbatch
  • Medicine
  • Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE
  • 1 January 1984
During the summer of 1951, a pair of New England brain surgeons spent their summer sabbatical at the Cornell Psychology Department Animal Behavior Farm, doing experimental brain surgery on theExpand
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