05217028 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 16 patents.

A bi-polar cardiac lead for transmitting electric current to the heart and/or sensing and monitoring electrical activity of the heart has elongated electrical conductors connected to a head. The lead has a first electrode mounted on the head having a helical wire connected to one conductor adapted to be turned into heart tissue. The helical wire is coated with platinum black particles which decrease electrical losses at the electrode-tissue interface. A second annular electrode having an irregular outer surface configuration is mounted on the head around the first electrode. A plug impregnated with a drug is located within a recess in the head adjacent the electrodes. The drug migrates from the plug to the stimulation site.

Title
Bipolar cardiac lead with drug eluting device
Application Number
430596
Publication Number
5217028
Application Date
July 13, 1992
Publication Date
June 8, 1993
Inventor
Robert J Scott
Minneapolis
MN, US
John C Hill
Minneapolis
MN, US
Robert G Dutcher
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Burd Bartz & Gutenkauf
Assignee
Possis Medical
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
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