Accession Number : AD0163570

Title :   Apparatus for Detecting Ventricular Fibrillation.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ragsdale,Charles W.

Report Date : 12 OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The invention is an electronic sensing scheme for the automatic detection and indication of ventricular fibrillation from the myocardial waveforms of a human heart. The circuitry is an improvement upon and is specifically designed to be incorporated into a lightweight, battery-operated heart monitor of a prior United States application cited herein. The additional circuitry provides increased reliability and sensitivity to the heart monitor for distinguishing ventricular fibrillation waveforms from closely related waveforms that formerly gave false indications of ventricular fibrillation.

Descriptors :   (*ARRHYTHMIA, *DETECTORS), (*PATENTS, DETECTORS), (*MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PATENTS), CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, DETECTORS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MONITORS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE