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Systems, devices and methods are provided for providing sensing and therapy functions using a chronically-implanted device. According to one embodiment, the device includes a structure adapted to be chronically placed within a biosystem, and further includes sensing circuitry and therapy-providing circuitry attached to the structure. The sensing circuitry is adapted to sense mechanical parameters in the biosystem. The therapy-providing circuitry is adapted to provide therapy to the biosystem. According to various embodiments of the device, the sensing circuitry is further adapted to sense electrical and/or chemical parameters in the biosystem, and/or is adapted to provide electrical therapy and/or to provide drug-eluting therapy. One embodiment of the device includes a stent-like structure adapted to be chronically placed intravascularly in the biosystem.

Title
Chronically-implanted device for sensing and therapy
Application Number
10/79056
Publication Number
7236821 (B2)
Application Date
February 19, 2002
Publication Date
June 26, 2007
Inventor
Scott T Mazar
Inver Grove Heights
MN, US
Paul V Goode
San Diego
CA, US
Adam W Cates
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/00
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