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David J Vachon, Shahram Moaddeb: Implantable stimulation lead having an advanceable therapeutic drug delivery system. Pacesetter, November 10, 1998: US05833715 (140 worldwide citation)

A pacing lead having a stylet introduced anti-inflammatory drug delivery element advanceable from the distal tip electrode. The element is preferably formed as a moldable biocompatible composite material. The element has a biocompatible matrix material which may be combined with drugs and therapeuti ...


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Buehl E Truex, Scott R Gibson, Alvin H Weinberg: Implantable medical device having shielded and filtered feedthrough assembly and methods for making such assembly. Pacesetter, November 4, 1997: US05683435 (139 worldwide citation)

A wireless feedthrough assembly, for coupling leads received in the receptacles of a connector assembly to the electronic circuit within a cardiac pacemaker, includes a weld ring mounted in hermetically sealed fashion within a housing wall of the pacemaker and itself hermetically sealed to an interm ...


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David J Vachon, Shahram Moaddeb: Implantable stimulation lead having an advanceable therapeutic drug delivery system. Pacesetter, Malcolm J Romano, September 5, 1995: US05447533 (138 worldwide citation)

A pacing lead having a stylet introduced anti-inflammatory drug delivery element advanceable from the distal tip electrode. The element is preferably formed as a moldable biocompatible composite material. The element has a biocompatible matrix material which may be combined with drugs and therapeuti ...


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Joseph J Florio: Using activity-based rest disturbance as a metric of sleep apnea. Pacesetter, October 3, 2006: US07117036 (138 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac device is programmed to monitor short term activity changes that occur while a patient is at rest to produce a sleep disturbance metric that is useful in analyzing and/or treating sleep apnea. After the implantable cardiac device confirms that a patient is at rest, the device ...


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Jason A Sholder: Verification of capture using an indifferent electrode mounted on the pacemaker connector top. Siemens Pacesetter, Leslie S Miller, June 29, 1993: US05222493 (138 worldwide citation)

A cardiac pacing system includes circuitry for verification of capture having an indifferent electrode mounted on the pacemaker connector top. The cardiac pacing system may use one or two bipolar or unipolar leads. Capture is sensed between the indifferent electrode and one of the electrodes on the ...


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Jeffery D Snell: Programmer for an implantable cardiac stimulating device. Pacesetter, February 10, 1998: US05716382 (138 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a therapy decision support system and method for guiding physicians and medical technicians in optimizing a set of adjustable parameters that define the operating characteristics of implantable cardiac stimulating devices. The invention also provides an implantable cardiac st ...


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Brian M Mann, John W Poore: Microprocessor controlled rate-responsive pacemaker having automatic rate response threshold adjustment. Siemens Pacesetter, Leslie S Miller, Lisa P Weinberg, August 20, 1991: US05040534 (134 worldwide citation)

A rate-responsive pacemaker which includes a conventional programmable pulse generator, a physiological sensor, and a processor is disclosed which generates heart stimulation pulses on demand, or as otherwise programmed, as controlled by a rate control signal which is derived from the physiological ...


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Jeffery D Snell: Method and system for determining and automatically adjusting the sensor parameters of a rate-responsive pacemaker. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, March 8, 1994: US05292341 (134 worldwide citation)

A rate-responsive pacing system and method allows the inter-related sensor operating parameters associated with the physiological sensor of a rate-responsive pacemaker to be automatically and/or optimally set for a particular patient. The system includes both a pacemaker and an external programming ...


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Joseph H Schulman, Douglas G Ritchie: Implantable calibration means and calibration method for an implantable body transducer. Pacesetter Systems, Freilich Hornbaker Wasserman Rosen & Fernandez, December 9, 1980: US04237900 (134 worldwide citation)

An implantable body transducer having a self-contained calibration means. An exemplary embodiment comprises an implantable body pressure measuring transducer utilizing an L-C oscillator having a resonant circuit comprising a fixed L and a variable C, the variable C having a fixed capacitive electrod ...


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Sven Erik Hedberg, Jakub Hirschberg: Device and method for generating a synthesized ECG. Pacesetter, April 21, 1998: US05740811 (133 worldwide citation)

In a method and apparatus for physiological signal processing, a number of measured physiological signals are obtained in vivo from a subject and at least one of these measured physiological signals is supplied to the input of each first signal processing unit in a group of first signal processing u ...