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An implantable defibrillator lead comprises a flexible, conductive lead member having proximal and distal end portions. The distal end portion defines a plurality of separate, curvilinear electrodes which naturally extend laterally outwardly in a curved arrangement from the remainder of the lead. However, by desired means, the curvilinear electrodes may be temporarily extended out straight, substantially parallel to the axis of the remainder of said lead member, to facilitate implantation of the lead. This may be preferably accomplished by a flexible sheath that encloses the lead member in longitudinally slidable relation.

Title
Multiple electrode deployable lead
Application Number
7/591389
Publication Number
5282845
Application Date
October 1, 1990
Publication Date
February 1, 1994
Inventor
Eric S Fain
Menlo Park
CA, US
Craig E Mar
Fremont
CA, US
Mary E Bush
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Mark J Meltzer
Steven M Mitchell
Assignee
Ventritex
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
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