05935160 is referenced by 188 patents and cites 17 patents.

An elongated monopolar or bipolar coronary vein lead having a reduced outer diameter and especially adapted to be advanced into a selected coronary vein for delivering a pacing signal to a predetermined region of a patient's heart, such as the left ventricle. A method of using the lead for pacing a patient's heart in the treatment of heart failure is also described. The method for pacing the heart includes advancing the coronary vein lead through both the coronary sinus and into a selected coronary vein of a patient's heart, connecting the lead to an electrical pacing source and applying electrical stimulation to a particular chamber of the patient's heart via the implanted lead. The lead includes a flexible tip and transition ring that enhances the ability to guide the lead through the coronary veins.

Title
Left ventricular access lead for heart failure pacing
Application Number
8/787274
Publication Number
5935160
Application Date
January 24, 1997
Publication Date
August 10, 1999
Inventor
Stuart R Chastain
Shoreview
MN, US
Randy Westlund
Minneapolis
MN, US
Ronald W Heil Jr
Roseville
MN, US
Bruce A Tockman
Scandia
MN, US
Rodney W Salo
Fridley
MN, US
Angelo Auricchio
Magdeburg
DE
Agent
Haugen and Nikolai P A
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
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