Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 651–654 | Cite as

Safety considerations concerning the minimum threshold for magnetic excitation of the heart

  • J. P. Reilly
  • Gabriel A. Mouchawar
Letter

Keywords

Ventricular Fibrillation Magnetic Pulse Pulse Magnetic Field Excitation Threshold Isolate Rabbit Heart 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Reilly
    • 1
  • Gabriel A. Mouchawar
    • 2
  1. 1.Apptied Physics LaboratoryThe John Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA
  2. 2.Siemens pacesetter, Inc.USA

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