Patent Number: 6,480,738

Title: Defibrillator with means for producing defibrillation pulses with at least two capacitors in different configurations and method of use

Abstract: A defibrillator for atrium and/or ventricle having at least two capacitors which in the production of defibrillation pulses are discharged in at least two phases in succession in different configurations, wherein there are provided switching means which control the discharge in the at least two discharge phases in such a way that the mean value of their voltages is substantially equal and no voltages below the rheobase occur in any of the discharge phases, and a corresponding defibrillation method.

Inventors: Irnich; Werner (D-35435 Wettenberg, DE)


International Classification: A61N 1/39 (20060101); A61N 001/39 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019