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This document discusses, among other things, a cardiac rhythm management device or other implantable medical device that uses thoracic impedance to determine how much fluid is present in the thorax, such as for detecting or predicting congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, pleural effusion, hypotension, or the like. The thoracic fluid amount determined from the thoracic impedance is compensated for changes in blood resistivity, which may result from changes in hematocrit level or other factors. The blood-resistivity-compensated thoracic fluid amount can be stored in the device or transmitted to an external device for storage or display. The blood-resistivity-compensated thoracic fluid amount can also be used to adjust a cardiac pacing, cardiac resynchronization, or other cardiac rhythm management or other therapy to the patient. This document also discusses applications of the devices and methods for predicting or indicating anemia.

Title
Thoracic impedance detection with blood resistivity compensation
Application Number
10/921503
Publication Number
7387610 (B2)
Application Date
August 19, 2004
Publication Date
June 17, 2008
Inventor
Boyce Moon
Ham Lake
MN, US
John Hatlestad
Maplewood
MN, US
Jeffrey E Stahmann
Ramsey
MN, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/02
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