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Paul A Levine, Jason A Sholder, Gene A Bornzin, Joseph J Florio, Kenneth Valikai, Lisa P Weinberg: Implantable stimulation device having means for operating in a preemptive pacing mode to prevent tachyarrhythmias and method thereof. Pacesetter, May 2, 2000: US06058328 (390 worldwide citation)

Preemptive tachyarrhythmia pacing is provided in an implantable cardiac-stimulation device, such as an implantable pacemaker or defibrillator, by modifying the operation of the implantable device in a way that minimizes the likelihood of occurrence of a tachyarrhythmia. The behavior modification is ...


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Lisa P Weinberg, Paul A Levine: Implantable lead and method for stimulating the vagus nerve. Pacesetter, August 23, 2005: US06934583 (215 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for stimulating the right vagal nerve within a living body via positioning an electrode portion of a lead proximate to the portion of the vagus nerve where the right cardiac branch is located (e.g., near or within an azygos vein, or the superior vena cava near the opening of th ...


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Lisa P Weinberg, Samuel M Katz: Automatic implantable pulse generator. Pacesetter, Lisa P Weinberg, December 19, 1995: US05476485 (186 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed toward a pulse generator for detecting that a pulse generator and an implantable lead are properly implanted so that a plurality of automatic features can be automatically turned ON. The automatic features include: automatic sensitivity adjustment; automatic capture ...


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Lisa P Weinberg: Implantable neural stimulation device providing activity, rest, and long term closed-loop peripheral vascular disease therapy and method. Pacesetter, October 17, 2006: US07123967 (101 worldwide citation)

An implantable neural stimulation device and method treats peripheral vascular disease of a patient. The device includes a pulse generator that provides stimulation pulses and an implantable lead that applies the stimulation pulses to neural tissue. An activity sensor senses activity level of the pa ...


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Lisa P Weinberg: System and method for tracking progression of left ventricular dysfunction using implantable cardiac stimulation device. Pacesetter, July 26, 2005: US06922587 (82 worldwide citation)

The progression or regression of left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) is automatically evaluated by a pacemaker or other implantable cardiac stimulation device by tracking changes in the resting sinus rate of the patient in which the device is implanted. The resting sinus rate is detected by first det ...


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Paul A Levine, Lisa P Weinberg: Implantable cardiac stimulation device with dynamic self-regulation of the frequency of automatic test functions and the recordation thereof. Pacesetter, October 10, 2000: US06129746 (39 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac device, such as a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator that has a control unit which is adapted to sample a time-varying parameter relating to either the patient's changing physiological condition or to the delivery of therapeutic electrical stimulation pulse ...


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Lisa P Weinberg, Gene A Bornzin, Kelly H McClure: System and method of automatically adjusting sensitivity in an implantable cardiac stimulation device. Pacesetter, March 25, 2003: US06539259 (20 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for automatically adjusting the sense amplifier sensitivity based on the sensing threshold of the undesired signals (i.e., far-field signals or undesired near-field signals). Specifically, R-wave sensitivity is based on the peak amplitude of the T-waves. Since the r ...


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Lisa P Weinberg, Jason A Sholder: Implantable stimulation system and method for terminating cardiac arrhythmias. Pacesetter, Lisa P Weinberg, July 11, 1995: US05431689 (16 worldwide citation)

A cardiac arrhythmia is terminated by stimulating the heart during the narrow "region of susceptibility" or termination window of the arrhythmia cycle based upon a statistically significant starting value. The present invention will store a plurality of successful critically timed intervals and comp ...


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Paul A Levine, Lisa P Weinberg: Implantable cardiac stimulation device and method for self-regulating sampling of measured parameters. Pacesetter, April 2, 2002: US06366812 (12 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac device, such as a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator that has a control unit which is adapted to sample a time-varying parameter relating to either the patient's changing physiological condition or to the delivery of therapeutic electrical stimulation ...


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Lisa P Weinberg, Paul A Levine: System and method for treating abnormal ventricular activation-recovery time. Pacesetter, November 29, 2005: US06970743 (8 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac stimulation device provides long QT interval therapy for preventing abnormal ventricular activation-recovery time and ultimately ventricular arrhythmias. The device includes a sensing circuit that senses intracardiac activity of a heart and that generates electrical signals re ...