05674259 is referenced by 196 patents and cites 17 patents.

A heart pacemaker which is arranged to stimulate the apical area of the heart. Stimulation of this area provides synchronous mechanical contraction of the left and right ventricles and overcomes the problem of pacemaker induced left bundle branch block type conduction disturbance. The pacemaker has a base surface which conforms to the apical area of the heart and mounts a plurality of epicardial stimulating electrodes. Selection of electrodes can be made to provide the most clinically appropriate stimulation. An opposite side of the pacemaker is arranged to contact the diaphragm and is provided with sensing electrodes to sense activity of the diaphragm and adjust pacing of the heart in accordance with changes in physical activity of the patient. The electrodes used are preferably of capacitive construction, having first and second capacitive plates either side of a dielectric formed by the body of the pacemaker.

Title
Multi-focal leadless apical cardiac pacemaker
Application Number
8/424401
Publication Number
5674259
Application Date
June 15, 1995
Publication Date
October 7, 1997
Inventor
Noel Desmond Gray
No. 10, The Cove, Forster Keys, N.S.W. 2428
AU
Agent
Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz
IPC
A61N 1/375
A61N 1/368
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