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A pacing lead having a stylet introduced anti-inflammatory drug delivery element advanceable from the distal tip electrode. The element is preferably formed as a moldable biocompatible composite material. The element has a biocompatible matrix material which may be combined with drugs and therapeutic agents to deliver the drugs and agents by co-dissolution or diffusion to the point of either passive or active fixation. The drug delivery element may be rigid and serve to center the means, preferably a helix, for active fixation of the lead in the myocardium.

Title
Implantable stimulation lead having an advanceable therapeutic drug delivery system
Application Number
940140
Publication Number
5531780
Application Date
June 30, 1994
Publication Date
July 2, 1996
Inventor
David J Vachon
Granada Hills
CA, US
Agent
Harold C Schloss
Malcolm J Romano
Assignee
Pacesetter
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
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