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Apparatus for treating a heart condition of a subject is provided, including an electrode device, which is adapted to be coupled to a vagus nerve of the subject. A control unit is adapted to drive the electrode device to apply to the vagus nerve a stimulating current, which is capable of inducing action potentials in a therapeutic direction in a first set and a second set of nerve fibers of the vagus nerve. The control unit is also adapted to drive the electrode device to apply to the vagus nerve an inhibiting current, which is capable of inhibiting the induced action potentials traveling in the therapeutic direction in the second set of nerve fibers, the nerve fibers in the second set having generally larger diameters than the nerve fibers in the first set.

Title
Selective nerve fiber stimulation for treating heart conditions
Application Number
10/205475
Publication Number
7778703 (B2)
Application Date
July 24, 2002
Publication Date
August 17, 2010
Inventor
Ehud Cohen
Ganci Tikva
IL
Shai Ayal
Jerusalem
IL
Yossi Gross
Moshav Mazor
IL
Agent
Cooper & Dunham
John P White
Assignee
Bio Control Medical
IL
IPC
A61N 1/00
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