Straight to the heart.

PR Walsh, PA Rodrigues, JJ Velasquez, N Waterman, OJ Escalona

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A battery-less, wirelessly-powered implantable defibrillator for atrial fibrillation is being developed by an international team of researchers in the UK, Venezuela and the US. With the ability to sense the electrical impedance of heart tissue, it could allow electrical treatment of atrial fibrillation to be optimised, reducing pain and required sedation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1178
JournalElectronic Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 14 Aug 2014


  • Defibrillators
  • bioelectric phenomena
  • patient treatment
  • patient care
  • prosthetics
  • cardiology
  • wireless implantable defibrillator
  • pain reduction
  • battery-free implantable defibrillator
  • atrial fibrillation
  • electrical heart treatment.


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