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An implantable heart defibrillator includes a pulse generator controlled by a control unit for emitting defibrillation pulses. The pulse generator is controllable to emit a number of low-energy defibrillation pulses, having a lower pulse amplitude and a shorter pulse duration than a conventional defibrillation pulse, with the total energy in the number of low-energy defibrillation pulses being less than the energy in a conventional defibrillation pulse. Each pulse in the number of low-energy defibrillation pulses, however, contains enough energy to depolarize heart cells oriented favorably in relation to the direction of the electrical field of the low-energy defibrillation pulse.

Title
Implantable heart defibrillator
Application Number
114344
Publication Number
5662687
Application Date
March 17, 1995
Publication Date
September 2, 1997
Inventor
Kurt Hoegnelid
Villavagen
SE
Martin Obel
Danderyd
SE
Sven Erik Hedberg
Kungsaengen
SE
Agent
Hill Steadman & Simpson
Assignee
Pacesetter
SE
IPC
A61N 1/39
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