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Methods of stimulating a vagus nerve include providing at least one implantable stimulator with at least two electrodes, configuring the electrodes to apply stimulation that unidirectionally propagates action potentials along a vagus nerve, and applying the stimulation to the vagus nerve to effectively select afferent fibers, thereby treating at least one of epilepsy and depression while limiting side effects of bidirectional stimulation. At least one of the electrodes comprises a leadsless electrode.

Title
Vagus nerve stimulation via unidirectional propagation of action potentials
Application Number
10/176722
Publication Number
7292890 (B2)
Application Date
June 20, 2002
Publication Date
November 6, 2007
Inventor
Kerry Bradley
Glendale
CA, US
Tom Xiaohai He
Simi Valley
CA, US
Matthew I Haller
Valley Village
CA, US
Rafael Carbunaru
Sherman Oaks
CA, US
James P McGivern
Stevenson Ranch
CA, US
Todd K Whitehurst
Frazier Park
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Advanced Bionics Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
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