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An implantable medical device and corresponding system and method are disclosed having programmable operating functions for monitoring a patient condition or delivering a therapy. The device has a primary operating function and a trial operating function. Those functions are enabled or disabled in a time dependent manner to permit their comparison and evaluation in a patient. The device may include a telemetry transceiver for receiving external programmable sequences of operating instructions and for transmitting data externally to a programmer. The device may further include a memory for storing the sequence of operating instructions and for storing data related to the delivery of the therapy or the monitoring function.

Title
Method and apparatus for controlling an implanted medical device in a time-dependent manner
Application Number
8/777840
Publication Number
5836989
Application Date
December 26, 1996
Publication Date
November 17, 1998
Inventor
Michael B Shelton
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Harold R Patton
Thomas F Woods
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/362
A61N 1/36
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