04606118 is referenced by 65 patents and cites 7 patents.

A body implantable lead for the delivery of stimulation energy to a desired body site including a drug dispenser carried by the lead which retains a drug to be dispensed while allowing the dispensing of that drug at least adjacent the desired body stimulation site. The lead is provided with an electrode having a bore open to a drug storage chamber which contains an absorbent plug. The drug is loaded into the absorbent plug, prior to use, by soaking the electrode in a solution containing the drug.

Title
Method of making a drug dispensing body
Application Number
6/706214
Publication Number
4606118
Application Date
February 27, 1985
Publication Date
August 19, 1986
Inventor
James E Graf
Ames
IA, US
Norbert H Cannon
St. Paul
MN, US
Agent
John L Rooney
Joseph F Breimayer
Reed A Duthler
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
H01R 43/00
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