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An implantable pacemaker maintains a prescribed relationship between stimulation pulse amplitude and pulse width so as to provide an adequate safety factor above a stimulation threshold, while minimizing the current drain on the pacemaker battery. A series of stimulation pulse energies, each realized with a prescribed pulse amplitude and pulse width pair, are determined that may be used by the pacemaker as operating points. These operating points are numbered in order of increasing energy, and all adjustments of the pacing energy are made by selecting one of these operating points.

Title
Implantable stimulation device having means for optimizing current drain
Application Number
8/458540
Publication Number
5697956
Application Date
June 2, 1995
Publication Date
December 16, 1997
Inventor
Gene A Bornzin
Camarillo
CA, US
Assignee
Pacesetter
CA, US
IPC
N61W 1/37
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