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A chronic myocardial pacing lead for the delivery of stimulation energy to and the sensing of electrical signals from the myocardium of a human heart. In one embodiment the lead is bipolar, having a sleeve electrode implanted into the myocardium and a pad electrode positioned on the epicardium. The lead includes a drug for delivery through the sleeve electrode to the myocardium. The disclosed lead is highly flexible to minimize tissue reaction, this permits the lead to offer relatively low pacing thresholds, high impedance, and excellent sensing in a configuration which is relatively easy to implant.

Title
Steroid eluting stitch-in chronic cardiac lead
Application Number
8/189825
Publication Number
5489294
Application Date
February 1, 1994
Publication Date
February 6, 1996
Inventor
Keith J Proctor
Lino Lakes
MN, US
Peter J Pohndorf
Stillwater
MN, US
Kenneth B Stokes
Brooklyn Park
MN, US
Rick D McVenes
Isanti
MN, US
Agent
Harold R Patton
Michael J Jaro
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
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