High Power Circuitry

  • Stan M. BachJr.
  • Paul Monroe
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 188)


THE ICD must have two high power circuits in order to function. First, charging circuitry must convert the 6 V typically available from the battery to the much higher voltage (usually up to 750 V) necessary for successful defibrillation. Secondly, after this high voltage energy is concentrated in the capacitor, output switching circuitry then transfers this energy to the heart.


Solder Joint Fixed Duration Electronic Switch Capacitor Charge Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor 
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  • Stan M. BachJr.
  • Paul Monroe

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