Electric fields in the heart in internal defibrillation

B. Shankar, K. P. Kothiyal, L. Fogelson, N. V. Thakor

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Abstract

The automatic implantable defibrillator delivers a shock directly to the heart. Optimal strategies for delivering these shocks were determined by studying a three-dimensional computer model of the electric fields produced by internal defibrillation electrodes. A finite-element technique was used to determine energy and current distribution in the heart for electrode configurations typically in use clinically. The model provides useful data on regional current and energy distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages183-184
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Nov 1 1988
EventProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1988Nov 7 1988

Other

OtherProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period11/4/8811/7/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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