Measurement techniques and assessment of in vivo forces on cardiac leads

Lawrence Berglund, John Y. Zhang, Jim Gilkerson, Robert Rea, Kai Nan An

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A technique for measuring the forces on the cardiac lead terminal connector (LTC) of a defibrillator/pacemaker was developed. The technique was utilized in a cadaver model, and the measured force data was recorded for various arm movements about the shoulder. Results showed that the forces on the lead could be affected by various parameters, such as the amount of excess lead in the pulse generator pocket, attachment of methods of the lead to the clavicle-first rib site, and the degree of arm movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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