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Systems and methods involve an implantable device configured to perform at least one cardiac-related function, a patient-external respiratory therapy device, and a communication channel configured to facilitate communication between the implantable device and the respiratory therapy device. The implantable and respiratory therapy devices operate cooperatively via the communication channel to provide one or more of patient monitoring, diagnosis, and therapy. The communication channel may be configured to facilitate communication between an external processing system and at least one of the implantable device and the respiratory therapy device. The processing system is communicatively coupled to at least one of the implantable and respiratory therapy devices via the communication channel to provide one or more of patient monitoring, diagnosis, and therapy.

Title
Patient monitoring, diagnosis, and/or therapy systems and methods
Application Number
10/943721
Publication Number
7787946 (B2)
Application Date
September 17, 2004
Publication Date
August 31, 2010
Inventor
Krzysztof Z Siejko
Maple Grove
MN, US
Qingsheng Zhu
Wexford
PA, US
John D Hatlestad
Maplewood
MN, US
Quan Ni
Shoreview
MN, US
Jesse W Hartley
Lino Lakes
MN, US
Kent Lee
Shoreview
MN, US
Jeffrey E Stahmann
Ramsey
MN, US
Agent
Hollingsworth & Funk
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/362
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