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An implantable defibrillator lead comprises a flexible core onto which is wound helically wound coils to form an electrode. These electrode coils are partially encapsulated by a flexible matrix which holds them in their wrapped position around the core. Due to its coiled coil structure, this electrode provides improved flexibility, and can be used endocardially, intravascularly, epicardially, or subcutaneously. The electrode may function alternately as a defibrillation electrode and as a sensing electrode in a lead with a separate pacing electrode.

Title
Flexible defibrillation electrode of improved construction
Application Number
8/126619
Publication Number
5439485
Application Date
September 24, 1993
Publication Date
August 8, 1995
Inventor
M Elizabeth Bush
Fremont
CA, US
Benjamin D Pless
Menlo Park
CA, US
Craig E Mar
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
M Elizabeth Bush
Mark J Meltzer
Steven M Mitchell
Assignee
Ventritex
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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