Cardiac Rhythm Management IC’s

Chapter
Part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR)

Abstract

Cardiac rhythm management devices can be grouped into two broad categories: pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD’s). These devices, over the last decades, have continued to grow in capability and complexity, and provide therapy for a wide range of cardiac rhythm disorders. The devices themselves are only one important part of the entire system, which includes device, leads, programmer, and the patient. This chapter will provide some background about the need for these devices, their function in the system, and details on their internal electrical design, focusing on the integrated circuits.

Keywords

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Jude Medical, Cardiac Rhythm Management DivisionSunnyvaleUSA

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