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An implantable antiarrhythmia device which detects and classifies arrhythmias of the human heart, and delivers appropriate therapy. The device employs a method of arrhythmia classification based on a set of prioritized rules, each of the rules defining a plurality of criteria based upon characteristics of sensed depolarizations of heart tissue, each role being met when the criteria associated with the role are met. Some rules, when met, trigger delivery of antiarrhythmia therapy. Other rules, when met, inhibit delivery of antiarrhythmia therapy. The rules may be met simultaneously, and if so, the highest priority rule governs the behavior of the device.

Title
Prioritized rule based method and apparatus for diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias
Application Number
8/413570
Publication Number
5545186
Application Date
March 30, 1995
Publication Date
August 13, 1996
Inventor
William F Kaemmerer
Edina
MN, US
Walter H Olson
North Oaks
MN, US
Agent
Harold R Patton
Reed A Duthler
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/368
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