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Allan C Shuros, Randy Westlund, Anthony V Caparso: Method and apparatus for neural stimulation via the lymphatic system. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, February 5, 2013: US08369943 (75 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Allan C Shuros, M Jason Brooke, Tasneem Poonawala: Device and method for modulating renal function. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, June 29, 2010: US07744618 (12 worldwide citation)

Renal function may be modulated by an implantable device having one or more leads or catheters disposed near the kidney via the lymphatic system. In one embodiment, lymphatic drainage from the kidney is modulated to increase or decrease tubular reabsorption of salt and water. The renal function modu ...


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Allan C Shuros: Amelioration of chronic pain by endolymphatic stimulation. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, February 22, 2011: US07894906 (11 worldwide citation)

A device and method are disclosed for treating chronic pain by delivering electrical stimulation to nervous tissue or smooth muscle fibers by means of electrodes disposed in the body's lymphatic system. An implanted pulse generator is connected to an electrode by a lead that may be intravenously int ...


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Allan C Shuros: Method and apparatus for gastrointestinal stimulation via the lymphatic system. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, June 8, 2010: US07734341 (11 worldwide citation)

An implantable gastrointestinal (GI) stimulation system includes an implantable medical device and at least one stimulus delivery device configured 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. In one ...


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Allan C Shuros, Michael J Kane: Method and device for lymphatic system monitoring. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 28, 2009: US07526337 (9 worldwide citation)

A device and method are disclosed for physiological monitoring of the lymphatic system. An implantable device is configured with a lymphatic sensor disposed in a lymphatic vessel for sensing pressure, flow, and/or the concentration of particular markers within the vessel. The device may be further c ...


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Allan C Shuros, Randy Westlund, M Jason Brooke: Method and apparatus for introducing endolymphatic instrumentation. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, February 28, 2012: US08126538 (8 worldwide citation)

Described herein are a method and apparatus for introducing instrumentation into the lymphatic system that can be used for physiological monitoring and/or delivery of therapy. Such instrumentation, for example, may include one or more sensors for measuring physiological variables and/or one or more ...


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Robert J Sweeney, Allan C Shuros, Krzysztof Z Siejko, David C Olson, Frank Ingle: Cardiac contraction detection using information indicative of lead motion. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, May 27, 2014: US08738111 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for cardiac contraction detection using information indicative of lead motion are described. In an example, an implantable medical device can include a receiver circuit configured to be electrically coupled to conductor comprising a portion of an implantable lead and be configure ...


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Allan C Shuros, Donald L Hopper, Michael J Kane: Rate adaptive cardiac pacing systems and methods. Cardiac Pacemakers, Pauly DeVries Smith & Deffner L L C, March 26, 2013: US08406879 (8 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to cardiac rhythm management systems, and more particularly, to rate adaptive cardiac pacing systems and methods. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for providing rate-adaptive cardiac pacing therapy from an implantable medical device, the method including sensin ...


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Yi Zhang, Allan C Shuros, Dan Li: System and method to determine hemodynamic tolerability. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 19, 2011: US07930022 (7 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device detects a tachyarrhythmia of a heart. During the detected tachyarrhythmia, the device determines a local myocardial impedance. Using the local myocardial impedance, the device determines whether there is sufficient perfusion to the heart. The device can then either deli ...


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Allan C Shuros, Dan Li, Quan Ni: Methods of monitoring hemodynamic status for rhythm discrimination within the heart. Cardiac Pacemakers, Faegre Baker Daniels, May 13, 2014: US08725260 (6 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods of performing rhythm discrimination within a patient's body using sensed hemodynamic signals are disclosed. The method can include the steps of receiving an electrical activity signal from an electrode located within or near the heart, detecting an event of the heart based on the ...