Subsequently, some investigators showed that monophasic defibrillation thresholds
can increase over time with transvenous lead systems (9, 10).
Received a research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to conduct research on reducing defibrillation thresholds
In addition, the device's technology helps physicians manage patients' defibrillation thresholds
(the level of energy required to stop a life-threatening arrhythmia).
Several patented features of the Sentinel Series are incorporated in the Model 2020 Series including, Small Cap(TM) biphasic waveform and programmable Hot Can(TM) electrode, which are designed to lower defibrillation thresholds
permitting smaller devices and increased energy safety margins.
DeFT Response[TM] technology - which is designed to help devices meet the needs of patients with high or varying defibrillation thresholds
have averaged a very low 6.
DeFT Response[TM] technology and unsurpassed energy output (36 J delivered energy, 42 J stored energy) help physicians manage the unpredictably high defibrillation thresholds
that affect as many as one in eight heart failure patients.
As evidenced in the clinical data submitted to the FDA, the SPL(R) lead promotes low defibrillation thresholds
(the minimum amount of energy required to reliably terminate tachyarrhythmias).