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A method of treating hemodynamic disfunction by simultaneously pacing both ventricles of a heart. At least one ECG amplifier is arranged to separately detect contraction of each ventricle and a stimulator is then activated for issuing stimulating pulses to both ventricles in a manner to assure simultaneous contraction of both ventricles, thereby to assure hemodynamic efficiency. A first ventricle is stimulated simultaneously with contraction of a second ventricle when the first fails to properly contract. Further, both ventricles are stimulated after lapse of a predetermined A-V escape interval. One of a pair of electrodes, connected in series, is placed through the superior vena cava into the right ventricle and a second is placed in the coronary sinus about the left ventricle. Each electrode performs both pacing and sensing functions. The pacer is particularly suitable for treating bundle branch blocks or slow conduction in a portion of the ventricles.

Title
Method and apparatus for treating hemodynamic disfunction
Application Number
7/299895
Publication Number
4928688
Application Date
January 23, 1989
Publication Date
May 29, 1990
Inventor
Morton M Mower
Lutherville
MD, US
Agent
Haugen and Nikolai
Assignee
Mieczyslaw Mirowski
MD, US
IPC
A61N 1/00
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