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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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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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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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Benjamin D Pless, Drew A Hoffmann, Michael B Sweeney, M Elizabeth Bush, Steven M Mitchell: Cardiac defibrillation lead having defibrillation and atrial sensing electrodes. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, M Elizabeth Bush, October 10, 1995: US05456706 (68 worldwide citation)

A lead for use with an implantable cardioverter/defibrillator system is disclosed. In the preferred embodiment, the lead combines a right ventricular endocardial electrode, a superior vena cava electrode and one or more atrial sensing electrodes on a single catheter lead. The distal end of the lead ...


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Drew A Hoffmann, Dean F Carson: Explantable lead. Pacesetter, Steven M Mitchell, May 11, 1999: US05902329 (68 worldwide citation)

An extractable lead and method for chronic blood contacting use. The new lead contains a hydrogel coating having a thickness increase greater than 10% when hydrated. A thick coating is used to provide a shear layer so that the coating tears during extraction, either at the coating/lead interface, be ...


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Peter A Altman, Drew A Hoffmann: Co-radial, multi-polar coiled cable lead and method for making the same. Pacesetter, Steven M Mitchell, December 8, 1998: US05845396 (48 worldwide citation)

A method for making a co-radial, multi-polar coiled cable lead. The method includes the steps of attaching a first end of a coated cable to a mandrel using a first end fixture. The coated cable comprises one or more cable strands, where each strand is made from one or more filaments. After the first ...


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Geoffrey C Gurtner, Kenneth N Horne, Drew A Hoffmann, Gordon Saul: Methods and devices for improving the appearance of tissue. Jens E Hoekendijk, February 18, 2014: US08652123 (19 worldwide citation)

Cellulite is treated by severing septae, which interconnects the skin with the underlying muscle. The septae may be severed in connection with a liposuction procedure or independent of a liposuction procedure.


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Drew A Hoffmann: Method of using electrical energy to produce temporary conduction block for defibrillation and cardioversion. Pacesetter, Steven M Mitchell, August 13, 2002: US06431173 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for treating arrhythmias which includes the steps of detecting an arrhythmia, and, in response to detection of the arrhythmia, delivering electrical energy to a targeted part of myocardial tissue in such a manner as to create a transient conduction block in the targeted part of the myocardi ...


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Drew A Hoffmann: Method of using electrical energy to produce temporary conduction block for defibrillation and cardioversion. Pacesetter, Steven M Mitchell, June 6, 2000: US06070590 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for treating arrhythmias which includes the steps of detecting an arrhythmia, and, in response to detection of the arrhythmia, delivering electrical energy to a targeted part of myocardial tissue in such a manner as to create a transient conduction block in the targeted part of the myocardi ...


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C Travis Rappleye, Joseph Rimsa, Drew A Hoffmann: Compositions and methods for joining non-conjoined lumens. TauTona Group, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Lorna L Tanner, October 22, 2013: US08563037

Disclosed are compositions, methods, and kits for joining together non-conjoined lumens in a patient's body including vascular lumens. More particularly, in various aspects, this invention provides compositions, methods, and kits for joining such non-conjoined lumens, including small lumens typicall ...