04374527 is referenced by 91 patents and cites 6 patents.

An improved body stimulation lead wherein the electrode is isolated from extraneous forces imparted to the lead body. In a preferred embodiment, a plurality of lobes are formed in the lead body, the lobes being engageable with body tissue to maintain the position of the electrode and being deformable in response to extraneous forces to minimize the influence of such forces on the position of the electrode. In addition, the lead conductor is formed as a space-wound coil which provides additional stress relief. A stylet is insertable within the coil to temporarily straighten the lobes and to provide sufficient stability to the lead body for placement of the lead.

Title
Body stimulation lead
Application Number
5/926100
Publication Number
4374527
Application Date
July 19, 1978
Publication Date
February 22, 1983
Inventor
Alfred A Iversen
Minnetonka
MN, US
Agent
Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/04
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