04291707 is referenced by 223 patents and cites 6 patents.

Disclosed is an implantable cardiac electrode for use in defibrillation. The electrode has a metallic mesh electrode surface surrounded by an insulating material which is formed so as to increase the metallic surface area while providing a substantially uniform current density across the electrode surface. An additional electrode tip is included for use in the event that pacing is required; the pacer tip may have a detachable lead for removal after surgery. The electrode may be implanted without major surgery by means of a specialized insertion tool which cooperates with a pocket formed in the electrode. After implantation, the electrode may also be used as a pick-up in an electrocardiogram system.

Title
Implantable cardiac defibrillating electrode
Application Number
6/34730
Publication Number
4291707
Application Date
April 30, 1979
Publication Date
September 29, 1981
Inventor
Alois A Langer
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Marlin S Heilman
Gibsonia
PA, US
Agent
Fleit & Jacobson
Assignee
Mieczyslaw Mirowski
MD, US
IPC
A61N 1/04
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