Electode catheter for transvenous defibrillation.

Abstract

Development of an implantable automatic defibrillator is dependent on achieving a reduction in the energy required for defibrillation, which is related to an optimal electrode configuration. This study investigated the use of a transvenous catheter electrode utilizing the damped sinusoidal waveform; compared the defibrillation effectiveness of varying the configuration of the four electrode units and of using a catheter/subcutaneous metal plate combination; and determined the lowest energy level necessary for near consistent transvenous defibrillation.

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@article{Ewy1976ElectodeCF, title={Electode catheter for transvenous defibrillation.}, author={Gordon A Ewy and W J Horan}, journal={Medical instrumentation}, year={1976}, volume={10 3}, pages={155-8} }