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Heat Shield for Implantable Medical Device Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021060D
Publication Date: 2003-Dec-18

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Many implantable medical devices are powered by an internal primary or secondary battery. These batteries can experience an internal short circuit, which can lead to uncontrolled thermal changes reaching temperatures well above 100 degrees Celsius. Wrapping or coating the battery with a thermal barrier can significantly reduce the peak temperatures experienced, e.g., by body tissues surrounding a medical device, in the event of an internal battery short and also during normal operation of the medical device. It is also possible to place thermal barriers in other positions within or on the medical device.