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1. (WO2005107864) LEADLESS IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/107864    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/015379
Publication Date: Fri Nov 18 00:59:59 CET 2005 International Filing Date: Thu May 05 01:59:59 CEST 2005
IPC: A61N 1/05
A61N 1/375
A61N 1/39
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
ROSERO, Spencer
Inventors: ROSERO, Spencer
Title: LEADLESS IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR
Abstract:
A leadless implantable cardioverter defibrillator (5) for treatment of sudden cardiac death includes a controller and at least one remote module. The defibrillator does not require transvenous/vascular access for intracardiac lead placement. The controller is leadless and uses subcutaneous tissue in proximity of the chest and abdomen for both sensing and defibrillation. The controller and one or more remote sensors sense a need for defibrillation and wireless communicate with the controller. The controller and one of the sensors discharge a synchronized defibrillation pulse to the surrounding subcutaneous tissue in proximity to the heart.