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A cardioversion and defibrillation lead system and a method of use of the lead system for applying energy to the heart. The lead system and method of application are designed to maximize the efficiency of electrical energy and depolarizing the cells of the heart by equalizing current distribution across the heart and concentrating current in the muscular areas of the heart. The method of use of the lead system includes properly locating the electrodes, and applying pulses to the electrodes in one of several pulse regimes.

Title
Cardioversion and defibrillation lead method
Application Number
6/746694
Publication Number
4641656
Application Date
June 20, 1985
Publication Date
February 10, 1987
Inventor
Karel F A A Smits
Oirsbeek
NL
Agent
John L Rooney
Joseph F Breimayer
Reed A Duthler
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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