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An implantable device and method of cardiac stimulation that automatically verifies capture and a threshold effectiveness of stimulation of a cardiac stimulator. During predetermined periods, the device utilizes 2 or more pacing/sensing electrodes positioned within an electrically continuous area of the heart, wherein one electrode is used to provide a pacing stimulus while the other electrode or electrodes are used to verify capture or a threshold effective strength. A predetermined blanking period is provided to avoid detection of the electrical stimulus transmitted to one electrode from a pulse generator. After expiration of the predetermined blanking period the remaining electrodes detect depolarization of the surrounding tissue.

Title
Automatic capture verification in multisite cardiac pacing
Application Number
8/986319
Publication Number
6128535
Application Date
December 5, 1997
Publication Date
October 3, 2000
Inventor
Albert Maarse
Amstelveen
NL
Agent
Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/37
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