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In some embodiments, a method for optimizing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) may include one or more of the following steps: (a) conducting a baseline measurement of a physical parameter of a patient before initiating CRT, (b) performing an implantation process including implanting a pacing device and pacing leads in the patient, the pacing device and pacing leads for providing the CRT, (c) initiating CRT on the patient, (d) measuring the physical parameter of the patient after initiation of the CRT, (e) comparing the measured physical parameter after initiation of the CRT to the baseline measure of the physical parameter to analyze the patient's response to the CRT, (f) adjusting the CRT during the implantation process to try and improve the patient's response to the CRT, and (g) repositioning at least one of the patient leads during the implantation process to try and improve the patient's response to the CRT.

Title
Method and apparatus for optimizing cardiac resynchronization therapy
Application Number
11/116547
Publication Number
7769451 (B2)
Application Date
April 28, 2005
Publication Date
August 3, 2010
Inventor
Douglas S Hine
Forest Lake
MN, US
Mark A Hjelle
White Bear Lake
MN, US
Zhongping Yang
Woodbury
MN, US
Agent
Stephen W Bauer
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
A61N 1/365
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