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The High Voltage Capacitor

  • Joel B. Ennis
  • Mark W. Kroll
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Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 188)

Abstract

ONE OF the most critical components of the ICD is the high voltage capacitor, which stores the electrical pulse just before delivery to the heart. This capacitor also represents an increasing fraction of the total physical volume of the ICD. In fact, the capacitor (as it will be referred to below, for simplicity) is the primary reason that an ICD is so much larger than an implantable pacemaker.

Keywords

Breakdown Strength Electrochemical Capacitor Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Equivalent Series Resistance Electrolytic Capacitor 
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  • Joel B. Ennis
  • Mark W. Kroll

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