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An atrial and ventricular defibrillation pulse generator and lead system particularly adapted to allow for implant via a single incision. The electrode system consists of a right ventricular electrode and a single subcutaneous electrode, which is preferably located on the housing of the implantable defibrillator. The ventricular and subcutaneous electrodes are used for both atrial and ventricular defibrillation, with higher energy pulses being delivered during ventricular defibrillation. The defibrillator is preferably planted in the left pectoral region of the body, and includes a pulse generator for applying biphasic defibrillation pulses between the two electrodes.

Title
Atrial defibrillator employing transvenous and subcutaneous electrodes and method of use
Application Number
7/922587
Publication Number
5292338
Application Date
July 30, 1992
Publication Date
March 8, 1994
Inventor
Gust H Bardy
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Harold R Patton
Reed A Duthler
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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