Transdermal atrial defibrillation with bipolar low-tilt pulses

JA Santos, S Walsh, NE Evans, OJ Escalona, G Manoharan, JMCC Anderson, JD Allen, AA Adgey

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A transcutaneous technique used to deliver bipolar pulses to the heart through a battery free implant, for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, is reported. A single, symmetrical bipolar waveform with a duration of 3 x 3 ms and amplitude +/-100 V was the most effective of a range of cardioversion protocols evaluated using rectangular, low-tilt pulses; the energy delivered was 1.27 J.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1789-1790
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • atrial defibrillation
  • transdermal defibrillation
  • atrial fibrillation
  • biphasic low-tilt waveform
  • wireless power delivery

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Santos, JA., Walsh, S., Evans, NE., Escalona, OJ., Manoharan, G., Anderson, JMCC., Allen, JD., & Adgey, AA. (2003). Transdermal atrial defibrillation with bipolar low-tilt pulses. Electronics, 39(25), 1789-1790.