05987352 is referenced by 545 patents and cites 20 patents.

A minimally invasive implant, means for insertion, and description of how to most efficiently use it are described n several embodiments. This implant preferably has a segmented looping memory for storing triggered physiologic events. Preferred events for setting autotriggers to record physiologic signals occurring during events include arrhythmias and syncopal events. Preferably the device can function without a microprocessor. An outside device or other patient activated manual trigger is included. Auto triggers and manually set triggers may be of different sizes. The preferred physiologic events are ECG signals. Electrode spacing can be critical. Additional sensors may be provided to the device. Preferred communications with the device is through telemetry such as is used for pacemakers and other implanted devices.

Title
Minimally invasive implantable device for monitoring physiologic events
Application Number
678219
Publication Number
5987352
Application Date
March 3, 1998
Publication Date
November 16, 1999
Inventor
Anthony J Varrichio
Flanders
NJ, US
Gregg Turi
Budd Lake
NJ, US
James K Carney
Eden Prarie
MN, US
Brian B Lee
Golden Valley
MN, US
Kenneth M Riff
Plymouth
MN, US
Dwight H Warkentin
St. Paul
MN, US
George J Klein
London
CA
Agent
Michael B Atlass
Harold R Patton
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/0402
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