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A unitary subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is disclosed which has a long thin housing in the shape of a patient's rib. The housing contains a source of electrical energy, a capacitor, and operational circuitry that senses the presence of potentially fatal heart rhythms. Provided on the housing are cardioversion/defibrillation electrodes located to deliver electrical cardioversion-defibrillation energy when the operational circuitry senses a potentially fatal heart rhythm. The unitary subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator does not have a transvenous, intracardiac, epicardial, or subcutaneous electrode.

Title
Unitary subcutaneous only implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and optional pacer
Application Number
9/663606
Publication Number
6647292 (B1)
Application Date
September 18, 2000
Publication Date
November 11, 2003
Inventor
Riccardo Cappato
Ferrara
US
Gust H Bardy
Seatlle
WA, US
Agent
Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C
US
Assignee
Cameron Health
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/39
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