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A neural stimulator senses a reference signal indicative of cardiac cycles each including a predetermined type timing reference event using a sensor external to the heart and blood vessels. The delivery of the neural stimulation pulses are synchronized to that timing reference event. Examples of the timing reference event include a predetermined cardiac event such as a P-wave or an R-wave detected from a subcutaneous ECG signal, a predetermined type heart sound detected from an acoustic signal, and a peak detected from a hemodynamic signal related to blood flow or pressure.

Title
Method and apparatus for synchronizing neural stimulation to cardiac cycles
Application Number
11/99141
Publication Number
7542800 (B2)
Application Date
April 5, 2005
Publication Date
June 2, 2009
Inventor
Yi Zhang
Blaine
MN, US
Aaron McCabe
Minneapolis
MN, US
Paul A Haefner
Circle Pines
MN, US
Imad Libbus
St. Paul
MN, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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