Adam W Cates, Paul V Goode, Scott T Mazar: Chronically-implanted device for sensing and therapy. Cardiac Pacemakers, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, June 26, 2007: US07236821 (204 worldwide citation)

Systems, devices and methods are provided for providing sensing and therapy functions using a chronically-implanted device. According to one embodiment, the device includes a structure adapted to be chronically placed within a biosystem, and further includes sensing circuitry and therapy-providing c ...

Adam W Cates, James O Gilkerson, Kenneth P Hoyme: Method and apparatus for indication-based programming of cardiac rhythm management devices. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, August 14, 2007: US07257447 (86 worldwide citation)

A cardiac rhythm management (CRM) system includes a programming device that determines parameters for programming an implantable medical device based on patient-specific information including indications for use of the implantable medical device. By executing an indication-based programming algorith ...

Eric G Lovett, Adam W Cates, Darrell Orvin Wagner, Mike Favet, Apurv Kamath: Subcutaneous cardiac rhythm management with asystole prevention therapy. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, August 4, 2009: US07570997 (53 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods provide for sensing of cardiac activity from a subcutaneous, non-intrathoracic location, and detecting a cardiac condition necessitating treatment in response to the sensed cardiac activity. One of a number of cardiac therapies may be selectively delivered to treat the detected c ...

Adam W Cates, Ron Heil, Pete Kelley, Curtis Charles Lindstrom, Jason Alan Shiroff: Helical fixation elements for subcutaneous electrodes. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, March 3, 2009: US07499758 (43 worldwide citation)

Subcutaneous leads that incorporate active fixation elements including, for example, helical coils, provide for fixation of cardiac lead components within a patient. An implantable lead includes a lead body with a supported electrode configured for subcutaneous non-intrathoracic placement within a p ...

Adam W Cates: Method and apparatus for preventing cardiac arrhythmias with endovascular stimulation. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 17, 2006: US07123959 (43 worldwide citation)

Certain cardiac arrhythmias can be prevented by appropriate electrical stimulation of autonomic nerves innervating the heart. An implantable cardiac rhythm management device is configured to deliver such stimulation when an autonomic imbalance is predicted to be present via an endovascular electrode ...

Darrell Orvin Wagner, Adam W Cates, Curtis Charles Lindstrom: Patient stratification for implantable subcutaneous cardiac monitoring and therapy. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, May 16, 2006: US07047071 (26 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods of verifying that implantable cardiac devices operate as intended in a particular patient involve one or more of determining proper placement of system components, determining stimulus levels useful for individual patient stratification, and determining stimulus levels that indic ...

Darrell O Wagner, Robert J Sweeney, Adam W Cates, Apurv Kamath, Eric G Lovett: Method and apparatus for assessing and treating atrial fibrillation risk. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, November 28, 2006: US07142912 (22 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for assessing the risk of atrial fibrillation in a patient by calculating the relative frequency of short and long intervals between successive heart beats during sinus rhythm is presented. An imbalance of short over long sinus intervals has been found to indicate a higher ris ...

Adam W Cates, Eric G Lovett, Douglas J Lang: Method and apparatus for delivering pre-shock defibrillation therapy. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, August 8, 2006: US07089055 (18 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is presented for improving cardiac function after successful termination of a tachyarrhythmia such as ventricular fibrillation. A series of electrical stimulation pulses are delivered prior to a defibrillation shock if one or more specific criteria are met.

Adam W Cates, Ron Heil, Curtis Charles Lindstrom, Jason Alan Shiroff: Subcutaneous lead with tined fixation. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, February 17, 2009: US07493175 (11 worldwide citation)

Implantable subcutaneous devices and methods employ a lead and/or electrode for cardiac monitoring and/or intervention. The devices and methods may employ one or more fixation elements including, for example, tines, tines with barbs, spring-loaded tines, flexible or collapsible tines, and other tine ...

Darrell Orvin Wagner, Adam W Cates, Kristine M Larsen Kelly: Subcutaneous cardiac stimulator employing post-shock transthoracic asystole prevention pacing. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, June 24, 2008: US07392081 (11 worldwide citation)

Transthoracic cardiac stimulation therapies provide for detection and treatment of cardiac asystole subsequent to delivery of a defibrillation therapy. A pacing therapy is transthoracicly delivered to terminate detected cardiac asystole using residual energy from a defibrillation energy storage sour ...