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A demand electroventilator for monitoring and stimulating the respiration of a patient operates in a manner analogous to the operation of a demand cardiac pacemaker for monitoring and stimultating the heart when needed. The demand electroventilator has a pair of stimulating electrodes for placement on the chest of the patient and a pair of monitoring electrodes for placement on the patient's chest. The demand electroventilator also has a monitoring module connected to the monitoring electrodes, a stimulating module connected to the stimulating electrodes and a control module connected to the stimulating and monitoring modules. The monitoring module generates a signal related to the respiration of the patient which the control module interprets and causes the stimulating module to apply a train of electrical pulses having durations of 0.1 msec or less to the patient to stimulate respiration when needed.

Title
Demand electroventilator
Application Number
6/855321
Publication Number
4827935
Application Date
April 24, 1986
Publication Date
May 9, 1989
Inventor
Joe D Bourland
W. Lafayette
IN, US
William D Vorhees III
Lafayette
IN, US
Charles F Babbs
W. Lafayette
IN, US
Leslie A Geddes
W. Lafayette
IN, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
Assignee
Purdue Research Foundation
IN, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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