Electrotherapy method for producing a multiphasic discharge based upon a patient-dependent electrical parameter and time

  • US 5,836,978 A
  • Filed: 08/12/1997
  • Issued: 11/17/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for applying electrotherapy to a patient through electrodes connected to an energy source, the method comprising the following steps:

  • discharging the energy source across the electrodes to deliver electrical energy to the patient in a multiphasic waveform having an earlier phase and a later phase, the later phase having a fixed duration;

    simultaneously monitoring a patient-dependent electrical parameter and time during the discharging step;

    adjusting a discharge parameter based on a value of the monitored electrical parameter and the monitored time.

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