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Power source longevity monitor for an implantable medical device. An energy counter counts the amount of energy used by the implantable medical device. An energy converter converts the energy used into an estimate of remaining power source longevity and generating an energy longevity estimate. A voltage monitor monitors the voltage of the power source. A voltage converter converts the voltage monitored by the voltage monitor into an estimate of remaining longevity of the power source and generating a voltage longevity estimate. A calculator is operatively coupled to the energy converter and to the voltage converter and predicts the power source longevity using the energy longevity estimate early in the useful life of the power source and using the voltage longevity estimate later in the useful life of the power source.

Title
System and method for monitoring power source longevity of an implantable medical device
Application Number
10/409039
Publication Number
6901293 (B2)
Application Date
April 7, 2003
Publication Date
May 31, 2005
Inventor
Mukul Jain
Maple Grove
MN, US
Craig L Schmidt
Eagan
MN, US
Donald R Merritt
Brooklyn Center
MN, US
Charles R Rogers
Maple Grove
MN, US
Agent
IPLM Group P A
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 001/378
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