Adaptive defibrillator design

Mahdavian, Hossien (1993) Adaptive defibrillator design. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


Defibrillators are medical equipments which are widely used to resume the normal pacemaking activities of the heart in patients with myocardivim abnormalities. Electrical defibrillation is usually achieved by passing an electrical current pulse transthoracically through the heart of the patient. The source of this electrical current is usually a high voltage capacitor. The successful operation of defibrillators depends on two parameters, Transthoracic Resistance (TTR) and the peak defibrillation current. So far, control of this peak current during defibrillation by measurement and adjustment of the TTR has not been attempted (adaptive defibrillation). In this thesis, a method is described for implementing such an adaptive defibrillator by control of the defibrillator current.

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Master of Engineeering (Electrical)

Item type Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1004 Medical Biotechnology
Keywords Defibrillators, heart patients, heart beat, mycocardium
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