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Eric S Fain, Mary E Bush: Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, March 1, 1994: US05290299 (243 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for fastening an implantable medical device, for example a defibrillator lead, to the heart. A lead electrode is placed in a desired position against the pericardium, pericardial tissue is grasped with a fastening tool, and the pericardial tissue is drawn away from epicardium an ...


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Mary E Bush, Craig E Mar, Eric S Fain: Multiple electrode deployable lead. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, February 1, 1994: US05282845 (221 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillator lead comprises a flexible, conductive lead member having proximal and distal end portions. The distal end portion defines a plurality of separate, curvilinear electrodes which naturally extend laterally outwardly in a curved arrangement from the remainder of the lead. Ho ...


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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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Mark W Kroll, Eric S Fain, Eric Falkenberg: Failsafe satellite pacemaker system. Pacesetter, December 15, 2009: US07634313 (100 worldwide citation)

In one implementation, a failsafe method for implantable satellite pacemaker pacing is provided, which includes pacing with a satellite pacemaker and monitoring for a local pacing pulse with an other satellite pacemaker. This implementation further includes, pacing with a surrogate satellite pacemak ...


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Timothy A Fayram, Eric S Fain: Conductive housing for implantable cardiac device. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, August 19, 1997: US05658321 (97 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac stimulator having a housing defining an interior cavity and having an exterior surface, and a defibrillation pulse generator circuit contained within the cavity. The housing exterior surface has a number of ridges, and each ridge includes at least two surfaces that are angular ...


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Eric S Fain, Timothy A Fayram: Header adapter for an implantable cardiac stimulation device. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, October 21, 1997: US05679026 (92 worldwide citation)

A header adapter which is a separately molded part and which is designed to be secured to receiving portions of the header and pulse generator case of an implantable cardiac stimulation device, such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, in order to provide a different lead connec ...


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Mark W Kroll, Eric S Fain, Eric Falkenberg: Failsafe satellite pacemaker system. Pacesetter, July 21, 2009: US07565195 (87 worldwide citation)

In one implementation, a failsafe method for implantable satellite pacemaker pacing is provided, which includes pacing with a satellite pacemaker and monitoring for a local pacing pulse with an other satellite pacemaker. This implementation further includes, pacing with a surrogate satellite pacemak ...


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Albert K Chin, Thomas J Fogarty, Eric S Fain: Method and apparatus for providing intrapericardial access and inserting intrapericardial electrodes. Thomas J Fogarty, Ventritex, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, July 23, 1991: US05033477 (81 worldwide citation)

Intrapericardial access is provided by clamping the wall of the pericardium between elongate jaw elements carrying axially aligned tubular guides and passing a guide wire through the guides and the pericardial tissue therebetween. In the preferred embodiment the jaw elements include interengageable ...


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Eric S Fain: Method and apparatus for detecting lead sensing artifacts in cardiac electrograms. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, September 24, 1996: US05558098 (80 worldwide citation)

An ICD system and method for its use which will detect the presence of sensing artifacts caused by lead conductor fracture, lead insulation failure or connector port fluid penetration. When such a failure results in an incorrect detection of a tachyarrhythmia, the presence of sensing artifacts or no ...


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Eric S Fain, Lisa J Malden: Tachyarrhythmia detection method. Pacesetter, Mark J Meltzer, Steven M Mitchell, March 24, 1998: US05730141 (78 worldwide citation)

A method for detecting cardiac arrhythmias which includes the steps of detecting a patient's cardiac activity, counting the number of intervals which satisfy a first selected criterion, and producing a sinus interval history count indicative of the number of such intervals which are counted, making ...