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Herman L Renger: Bus system for interconnecting an implantable medical device with a plurality of sensors. Pacesetter, Harold C Schloss, January 14, 1997: US05593430 (171 worldwide citation)

A two-conductor bus system is provided to electrically interconnect a plurality of physiologic sensors to a pacemaker, each sensor being adapted for placement along a pacing lead. The conductors of the bus extend longitudinally through the insulating material of the lead, connecting to each sensor. ...


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Alvin H Weinberg, Robert E Maston: Combined pacemaker substrate and electrical interconnect and method of assembly. Siemens Pacesetter, Lisa P Weinberg, September 8, 1992: US05144946 (168 worldwide citation)

A pacemaker having a single integrated interconnect structure is disclosed which combines the functions of a flexible interconnect cable and a protective lid for a hybrid substrate. The integrated interconnect structure is a molded three-dimensional part having a lid portion and a feedthrough portio ...


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Jeffery D Snell: System and method for portable implantable device interogation. Pacesetter, July 17, 2001: US06263245 (166 worldwide citation)

A system and method for obtaining data from an implantable medical device and delivering the data to a data processing device is disclosed. A portable interrogation device conducts a wireless interrogation of an implantable medical device implanted in a patient, and stores the data received from the ...


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Anne M Street, Matthew G Fishler: Method for monitoring heart failure via respiratory patterns. Pacesetter, Steven M Mitchell, July 8, 2003: US06589188 (166 worldwide citation)

Detection and monitoring of periodic breathing (PB) to provide an indication of changes in the hemodynamic status of a heart failure patient is accomplished by monitoring at least one of four independent physiologic parameters. The physiologic parameters are respiratory tidal volume, respiratory rat ...


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David W Adinolfi: Implantable tachyarrhythmia control system having a patch electrode with an integrated cardiac activity system. Siemens Pacesetter, Leslie S Miller, Lisa P Weinberg, May 5, 1992: US05109842 (164 worldwide citation)

An implantable tachyarrhythmia control system includes a patch electrode having a sensor integrated therein, such as a piezoelectric sensor, which is capable of monitoring mechanical heart activity. When the patch electrode is sutured to the cardiac tissue, the piezoelectric sensor will be deformed ...


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Christopher R Jenney, Sheldon Williams: Body implantable lead including one or more conductive polymer electrodes and methods for fabricating same. Pacesetter, February 14, 2006: US06999821 (163 worldwide citation)

A body implantable lead comprises a lead body including a conductive polymer electrode disposed along a distal end portion of the lead body for performing one or more of the functions consisting of pacing, sensing, cardioversion and defibrillation. An electrical conductor, preferably in the form of ...


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Gene A Bornzin: Implantable stimulation device having means for optimizing current drain. Pacesetter, December 16, 1997: US05697956 (163 worldwide citation)

An implantable pacemaker maintains a prescribed relationship between stimulation pulse amplitude and pulse width so as to provide an adequate safety factor above a stimulation threshold, while minimizing the current drain on the pacemaker battery. A series of stimulation pulse energies, each realize ...


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John W Poore: Method and system for analyzing and displaying complex pacing event records. Pacesetter, December 16, 1997: US05697959 (162 worldwide citation)

A method and system for analyzing and displaying pacing event data of an implantable pacemaker using a programmer device comprises downloading the pacing event data from the implantable pacemaker to the programmer device and processing the pacing event data to produce an Event Record. The Event Reco ...


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Roy A Yates: Introducer catheter apparatus and method of use. Pacesetter Systems, Robert R Meads, Bryant R Gold, July 30, 1985: US04531937 (159 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an introducer catheter apparatus having a body with a first bore along a longitudinal axis and a second bore in fluid communication with the first bore and extending from the first bore to the exterior surface at the side of the body, a fluid delivering means disposed on the ...


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Robert Turcott: Extravascular hemodynamic acoustic sensor. Pacesetter, Steven M Mitchell, November 5, 2002: US06477406 (159 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator or stand-alone hemodynamic monitor that uses an acoustic transducer responsive to heart sounds to detect the hemodynamic status of a patient. A hermetic housing encloses the device electronics and the device ...