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Robert J Sweeney, Bruce H KenKnight: Cardiac rhythm management system with arrhythmia prediction and prevention. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, August 7, 2001: US06272377 (470 worldwide citation)

A cardiac rhythm management system predicts when an arrhythmia will occur and in one embodiment invokes a therapy to prevent or reduce the consequences of the arrhythmia. A cardiac arrhythmia trigger/marker is detected from a patient, and based on the trigger/marker, the system estimates a probabili ...


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Imad Libbus, Bruce H KenKnight, Julia Moffitt, Yatheendhar D Manicka: Combined remodeling control therapy and anti-remodeling therapy by implantable cardiac device. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, August 21, 2007: US07260431 (338 worldwide citation)

A method and device for delivering ventricular resynchronization pacing therapy in conjunction with electrical stimulation of nerves which alter the activity of the autonomic nervous system is disclosed. Such therapies may be delivered by an implantable device and are useful in preventing the delete ...


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Bruce H KenKnight, Jeffrey A Hall: Defibrillation patch electrode having conductor-free resilient zone for minimally invasive deployment. Cardiac Pacemakers, Keck Mahin & Cate, February 21, 1995: US05391200 (311 worldwide citation)

A cardioversion/defibrillation electrode comprising an insulative element which supports one or more planar conductive elements. The conductive elements are spaced apart from each other by a "conductor-free" region, which serves as a spring loaded hinge about which the electrode may preferentially b ...


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Robert J Sweeney, Bruce H KenKnight: Cardiac rhythm management system with arrhythmia prediction and prevention. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, June 4, 2002: US06400982 (280 worldwide citation)

A cardiac rhythm management system predicts when an arrhythmia will occur and in one embodiment invokes a therapy to prevent or reduce the consequences of the arrhythmia. A cardiac arrhythmia trigger/marker is detected from a patient, and based on the trigger/marker, the system estimates a probabili ...


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Bruce H KenKnight, Eric G Lovett, Robert J Sweeney, Scott T Mazar, Yatheendhar Manicka: Method and apparatus for establishing context among events and optimizing implanted medical device performance. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, May 9, 2006: US07043305 (236 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for adjusting the performance of an implanted device based on data including contextual information. Contextual information, including operational and performance data concerning the implanted device as well as the patient with the implanted device, is stored by a portable el ...


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Bruce H KenKnight: Method for the monitoring and treatment of spontaneous cardiac arrhythmias. UAB Research Foundation, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, November 14, 2000: US06148230 (232 worldwide citation)

An implantable apparatus for the detection and monitoring of spontaneous cardiac electrogram features in a comprises a cardiac monitoring device and a plurality of subcutaneous cardiac sensing electrodes electrically connected to the monitoring device. The sensing electrodes are configured for sensi ...


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Robert G Hauser, Roger W Dahl, Bruce H KenKnight: Implantable intravenous cardiac stimulation system with pulse generator housing serving as optional additional electrode. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, August 28, 2001: US06280462 (216 worldwide citation)

A pulse generator housing for enclosing and containing pulse generator defibrillation circuitry. The housing is formed entirely of electrically conductive metal defining an electrically conductive outer surface which is connected to the pulse generator circuitry for delivering defibrillating energy ...


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Andrew P Kramer, Rodney W Salo, Julio C Spinelli, Bruce H KenKnight: Apparatus and method for reversal of myocardial remodeling with electrical stimulation. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, September 30, 2003: US06628988 (192 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for reversing ventricular remodeling with electro-stimulatory therapy. A ventricle is paced by delivering one or more stimulatory pulses in a manner such that a stressed region of the myocardium is pre-excited relative to other regions in order to subject the stressed region ...


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Ronald W Heil Jr, Bruce H Kenknight, Robert W Wickham Jr deceased, by Duane R Quiggle legal administrator: Resilient structurally coupled and electrically independent electrodes. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai, March 14, 1995: US05397342 (184 worldwide citation)

A cardioversion/defibrillation device includes a lead catheter housing, two electrically independent conductors, and a pair of resilient helically coiled electrodes, one electrode coupled to each of the conductors. The distal ends of the electrodes are contained within an insulative, resilient coupl ...


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Steven D Girouard, Jeffrey E Stahmann, Robert J Sweeney, Bruce H KenKnight: Cardiac rhythm management systems and methods predicting congestive heart failure status. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 24, 2006: US07127290 (158 worldwide citation)

This document describes, among other things, systems, devices, and methods for predicting how the status of the patient's congestive heart failure (CHF) condition will progress in the future. In one example, a therapy is provided or adjusted at least in part in response to the prediction.