07184829 is referenced by 114 patents and cites 235 patents.

A method of performing a medical procedure, such as surgery, is provided. A nerve is stimulated in order to adjust the beating of the heart to a first condition, such as a stopped or slowed condition. The medical procedure is performed on the heart or another organ. The stimulation of the nerve is stopped in order to adjust the beating of the heart to a second condition, such as a beating condition. The heart itself may also be stimulated to a beating condition, such as by pacing. The stimulation of the nerve may be continued in order to allow the medical procedure to be continued. Systems and devices for performing the medical procedure are also provided.

Title
Method and system for nerve stimulation prior to and during a medical procedure
Application Number
10/768999
Publication Number
7184829 (B2)
Application Date
January 30, 2004
Publication Date
February 27, 2007
Inventor
James R Keogh
Maplewood
MN, US
Scott E Jahns
Hudson
WI, US
Michael R S Hill
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Michael Best & Friedrich
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/362
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