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Straight to the heart.

Walsh, PR, Rodrigues, PA, Velasquez, JJ, Waterman, N and Escalona, OJ (2014) Straight to the heart. Electronic Letters, 50 (17). p. 1178. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.theiet.org/resources/journals/eletters/5017/straight-to-the-heart.cfm

DOI: 10.1049/el.2014.2798


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.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Defibrillators; bioelectric phenomena; patient treatment; patient care; prosthetics; cardiology; wireless implantable defibrillator; patient care; pain reduction; battery-free implantable defibrillator; atrial fibrillation; electrical heart treatment.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:31858
Deposited By: Professor Omar Escalona
Deposited On:01 Oct 2015 10:25
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:18

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