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Heart rhythm is stabilized within the heart's free running cycle by detecting arrhythmias in a mammalian subject, and then electronically stimulating the subject's vagus and cardiac sympathetic nerves. More specifically, vagus efferents are stimulated to directly cause heart rate to slow down, while cardiac sympathetic nerve efferents are stimulated to cause the heart rate to quicken. Simultaneously, afferents from vagus and/or cardiac sympathetic nerves induce the brain to employ the brain's natural mechanisms of heart rhythm control. Such nerve stimulation works in harmony with the body's natural mechanisms of heart rhythm control.

Title
Heart rhythm stabilization using a neurocybernetic prosthesis
Application Number
8/542759
Publication Number
5700282
Application Date
October 13, 1995
Publication Date
December 23, 1997
Inventor
Jacob Zabara
200 Locust, Apt. 22D, Philadelphia, 19106
PA, US
Agent
Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel P C
IPC
A61N 1/36
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