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Paul M Paspa: Cardiac defibrillator with case that can be electrically active or inactive. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, July 9, 1996: US05534019 (142 worldwide citation)

A defibrillator having a housing for enclosing and containing defibrillation pulse generator circuitry, particularly adapted to allow for ease of manufacture and use. At least one surface of the housing is electrically conductive and connected to the defibrillation pulse generator circuitry for deli ...


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Drew A Hoffmann, M Elizabeth Bush: Lead having an integrated defibrillation/sensing electrode. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, July 9, 1996: US05534022 (136 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillator lead having an improved integrated bipolar defibrillation electrode is disclosed. The defibrillation electrode is electrically connected to the lead conductor at the distal end, and has an increased surface area portion at the distal end, for bipolar sensing with a right ...


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Craig E Mar: Implantable conductor coil formed from cabled composite wire. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, January 9, 1996: US05483022 (121 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead conductor comprises at least one helical coil formed from at least one electrical cable. Each cable is formed from several wires twisted in a ropelike configuration with at least some of the wires being helically wound around a central axis of the cable. Each wire is a composite ...


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M Elizabeth Bush, Eric S Fain, Drew A Hoffmann, Benjamin D Pless: Lead with septal defibrillation and pacing electrodes. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, November 4, 1997: US05683447 (115 worldwide citation)

A lead system for use with an implantable pacemaker/cardioverter/defibrillator. The lead system includes a securable pace/sense electrode positioned between the distal tip of the lead and the tricuspid valve. The distal tip of the lead is positioned at the apex of the right ventricle and may or may ...


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Benjamin D Pless, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush: Pulse generator with case that can be active or inactive. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, April 15, 1997: US05620477 (115 worldwide citation)

A pulse generator having a housing for enclosing and containing pulse generator defibrillation circuitry, particularly adapted to allow for ease of manufacture and use, is disclosed. At least one surface of the housing is electrically conductive and connected to the pulse generator circuitry for del ...


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Peter A Altman: Cardiac insulation for defibrillation. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, April 16, 1996: US05507779 (105 worldwide citation)

A defibrillation insulating device insulates the heart from the body. This forces current to flow through the heart without passing through surrounding tissues, thus increasing the current density throughout the heart, to depolarize the majority of the cardiac tissue with a minimum of energy.


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Drew A Hoffmann, M Elizabeth Bush: Implantable cardiac electrode with rate controlled drug delivery. Ventritex, M Elizabeth Bush, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, March 5, 1996: US05496360 (88 worldwide citation)

A body implantable electrode with rate controlled drug delivery is disclosed. A body implantable lead is provided for the delivery of stimulation energy to a desired body site includes a drug dispenser carried by the lead which retains a drug to be dispensed at least adjacent the desired body stimul ...


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M Elizabeth Bush, Craig E Mar, Peter A Altman, Paul M Paspa: Crush resistant implantable lead. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, October 7, 1997: US05674272 (87 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed toward providing a composite lead body design for pacing and defibrillation leads. This lead body design improves the lead crush resistance in the lead segment that is implanted in the patient's clavicular region, while maintaining good fatigue resistance in the lea ...


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Dean F Carson: Low profile lead with automatic tine activation. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, August 13, 1996: US05545206 (85 worldwide citation)

A transvenous lead system for cardiac stimulation with a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator having automatic activation of a passive fixation system. The lead includes an insulative lead body such as silicone rubber and has a proximal end with a connector for coupling the lead to the pacemaker o ...


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Craig E Mar, Benjamin D Pless, M Elizabeth Bush: Flexible defibrillation electrode of improved construction. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, M Elizabeth Bush, August 8, 1995: US05439485 (82 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillator lead comprises a flexible core onto which is wound helically wound coils to form an electrode. These electrode coils are partially encapsulated by a flexible matrix which holds them in their wrapped position around the core. Due to its coiled coil structure, this electro ...