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A method of controlling cardiac ventricular fibrillation and other tachyarrhythmias by delivery of two time-separated current pulses to separate pairs of electrodes spatially placed in, around, or on the heart. The technique produces a temporal and spatial summation of the delivered current, which results in a dramatic reduction in the voltage, current, and energy required for defibrillation, or cardioversion, and allows the use of a smaller implantable pulse generator. The new system achieves a more uniform distribution of current within the ventricular myocardium, thereby reducing the risk of tissue damage and increasing the margin of safety between effective shocks and myocardial depressing or damaging shocks.

Title
Sequential-pulse, multiple pathway defibrillation method
Application Number
383781
Publication Number
4548203
Application Date
June 25, 1984
Publication Date
October 22, 1985
Inventor
Leslie A Geddes
West Lafayette
IN, US
Charles F Babbs
West Lafayette
IN, US
Joe D Bourland
West Lafayette
IN, US
Willis A Tacker Jr
West Lafayette
IN, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
Assignee
Purdue Research Foundation
IN, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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