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A pulse generator housing for enclosing and containing pulse generator defibrillation circuitry. At least one surface is electrically conductive and connected to the pulse generator circuitry for delivering defibrillating energy to the heart. The pulse generator housing is implanted in the pectoral region proximate the heart with the conductive surface facing the heart. Other implantable electrodes are discharged against the pulse generator housing electrode. Specifically, particular ones of the implantable electrodes are selected for discharge against the pulse generator housing according to detected heart conditions.

Title
Implantable intravenous cardiac stimulation system with pulse generator housing serving as optional additional electrode
Application Number
7/514251
Publication Number
5133353
Application Date
April 25, 1990
Publication Date
July 28, 1992
Inventor
Robert G Hauser
Long Lake
MN, US
Agent
Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/39
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