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A cardiac stimulation apparatus is provided which includes an implantable cardiac pacer 10 having an antitachycardia circuit 12 and an implantable defibrillator circuit 58. The patient's electrical heart rate is sensed and if the heart rate exceeds a predetermined threshold, the antitachycardia circuit 12 is activated. If the antitachycardia circuit 12 fails to lower the heart rate to below a selected rate, the defibrillator circuit 58 is activated. A coded pulse train is transmitted between the pacer 10 and the defibrillator circuit 58 for isolating the pacer 10 from the defibrillator circuit 58 during operation of the defibrillator circuit 58.

Title
Using an implantable antitachycardia defibrillator circuit
Application Number
7/74092
Publication Number
4787389
Application Date
July 16, 1987
Publication Date
November 29, 1988
Inventor
Peter P Tarjan
Miami
FL, US
Agent
George H Gerstman
Assignee
TNC Medical Devices
FL, US
IPC
A61N 1/00
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