bipolar lead


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bi·po·lar lead

a record obtained with two electrodes placed on different regions of the body, each electrode contributing significantly to the record; for example, a standard limb lead.

bipolar lead

[lēd]
1 an electrocardiographic conductor having two electrodes placed on different body regions, with each electrode contributing to the record.
2
Usage notes: (informal)
a tracing produced by such a lead on an electrocardiograph.

bi·po·lar lead

(bī-pō'lăr lēd)
A record obtained with two electrodes placed on different regions of the body, each electrode contributing significantly to the record; e.g., a standard limb lead.

bipolar lead

In electrocardiography, any lead that consists of one electrode at one body site and another at a different site. A standard limb lead, I, II, or III, is a bipolar lead.
See also: lead
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In the RHYTHM ICD/QuickSite(R) Model 1056T lead clinical study, the QuickSite(R) bipolar lead had a freedom from lead-related complications rate of greater than 96%.
Real therapy optimization benefits are made possible by combining the QuickSite 1056T bipolar lead with the V-V timing feature included in our CRT devices," added Michael J.
While the low incidence of diaphragmatic stimulation with unipolar leads has always been desirable, now patients can receive the benefits of true bipolar lead pacing, which include low pacing thresholds and V-V timing that stimulates more natural heart rhythms.