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An implantable neural stimulation system includes an implantable medical device having a neural stimulation circuit and at least one implantable lead configured to allow one or more stimulation electrodes to be placed in one or more lymphatic vessels of a patient, such as the patient's thoracic duct and/or vessels branching from the thoracic duct. Neural stimulation pulses are delivered from the implantable medical device to one or more target regions adjacent to the thoracic duct or the vessels branching from the thoracic duct through the one or more stimulation electrodes.

Title
Method and apparatus for neural stimulation via the lymphatic system
Application Number
12/604233
Publication Number
8369943 (B2)
Application Date
October 22, 2009
Publication Date
February 5, 2013
Inventor
Anthony V Caparso
San Jose
CA, US
Randy Westlund
River Falls
WI, US
Allan C Shuros
St. Paul
MN, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/34
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