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A method and apparatus for implanting an automatic implantable defibrillator without the need for major surgery is disclosed. Preconfigured electrodes are straightened by the use of a stylet or by the surrounding catheter and inserted into the intrapericardial space through catheters. The catheters may be removed or may be left in place and attached to the pericardium or surrounding tissue to hold the electrodes in place.

Title
Method for implanting automatic implantable defibrillator
Application Number
7/120590
Publication Number
4865037
Application Date
November 13, 1987
Publication Date
September 12, 1989
Inventor
Thomas J Fogarty
Palo Alto
CA, US
Albert K Chin
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Limbach Limbach & Sutton
Assignee
Thomas J Fogarty
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/38
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