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An implantable medical device for treatment of cardiovascular disorders by stimulating a selective nerve, the device including an implantable pulse generator, an implantable electrode body and a reservoir. The electrode body includes an electrode electrically connected to the pulse generator. Further, the electrode body is configured to sustain long-term contact between the electrode and the nerve. The reservoir maintains a nerve stimulating drug, such as a veratrum alkaloid, and defines a delivery surface through which the drug is released from the reservoir. Finally, the reservoir is operatively associated with the electrode body to deliver the nerve stimulating drug directly to the nerve. During use, the electrode and the delivered drug stimulate the nerve to effect control over the cardiovascular system of the patient.

Title
Drug delivery neural stimulation device for treatment of cardiovascular disorders
Application Number
9/292507
Publication Number
6178349 (B1)
Application Date
April 15, 1999
Publication Date
January 23, 2001
Inventor
Robert S Kieval
Golden Valley
MN, US
Agent
Harold R Patton
US
Michael B Atlass
US
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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