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Steven J Ferry, Jennifer R Finney, Cam Habeger, Vincent Hackenmueller, Andrew F Hall, Reed A Houge, Scott G Klimek, Michael J Pikus: System and methods for advancing a catheter. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 2, 2007: US07276044 (139 worldwide citation)

An advancer system is described for moving an elongate medical device within a body. The system includes a drive unit having a motor. The drive unit is configured to translate movement of the motor to the device so as to alternately advance and retract the device relative to the body. The advancer s ...


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Roger N Hastings, Anupama Sadasiva, Michael J Pikus, Graig Kveen: Leadless cardiac stimulation systems. Boston Scientific Scimed, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, January 12, 2010: US07647109 (82 worldwide citation)

Various configurations of systems that employ leadless electrodes to provide pacing therapy are provided. In one example, a system that provides multiple sites for pacing of myocardium of a heart includes wireless pacing electrode assemblies that are implantable at sites proximate the myocardium usi ...


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William J Drasler, Michael J Pikus, Roger Hastings: Cardiac stimulation system. Boston Scientific Scimed, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, December 7, 2010: US07848823 (75 worldwide citation)

Some embodiments of pacing systems employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy. The wireless electrode assemblies may wirelessly receive energy via an inductive coupling so as to provide electrical stimulation to the surrounding heart tissue. In certain embodiments, the wireless e ...


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Roger Hastings, Daniel M Lafontaine, John A Becker, Michael J Pikus, Kevin D Edmunds, Martin R Willard: Multi-site atrial electrostimulation. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, June 19, 2012: US08204605 (51 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method can receive wireless energy using a wireless electrostimulation electrode assembly. In certain examples, at least some of the received wireless energy can be delivered as an electrostimulation to a heart. In certain examples, the wireless electrostimulation electrode can be m ...


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Roger N Hastings, Michael J Pikus, Tat Jin Teo, Kevin D Edmunds: Systems and methods for making and using a motor distally-positioned within a catheter of an intravascular ultrasound imaging system. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, October 30, 2012: US08298149 (44 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly for an intravascular ultrasound system includes an imaging core configured and arranged for inserting into a distal end of a lumen of a catheter. The imaging core includes at least one transducer mounted to a driveshaft and configured and arranged for transforming applied electri ...


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Roger N Hastings, Anupama Sadasiva, Michael J Pikus, Graig Kveen: Leadless cardiac stimulation systems. Scimed Life Systems, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, December 25, 2012: US08340780 (41 worldwide citation)

Various configurations of systems that employ leadless electrodes to provide pacing therapy are provided. In one example, a system that provides multiple sites for pacing of myocardium of a heart includes wireless pacing electrode assemblies that are implantable at sites proximate the myocardium usi ...


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Roger N Hastings, Michael J Pikus: Cardiac stimulation electrodes, delivery devices, and implantation configurations. Boston Scientific Scimed, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, May 3, 2011: US07937161 (31 worldwide citation)

Some embodiments of an electrode delivery system may be used to deliver a plurality of wired electrodes into one or more chambers of the heart. In particular embodiments, the plurality of wired electrodes may be delivered into a heart chamber through a single guide sheath device. Such a system may b ...


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Roger N Hastings, Daniel M Lafontaine, Michael J Pikus, Martin R Willard: Cardiac stimulation using leadless electrode assemblies. Boston Scientific Scimed, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, February 4, 2014: US08644934 (19 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac tissue excitation system includes an implantable pacing controller unit with a pulse generation circuit. The system also includes a lead with a lead body extending between a proximal lead end attachable to the pacing controller unit and a distal lead end configured to be impla ...


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Roger Hastings, John A Becker, Michael J Pikus, Daniel M Lafontaine, Kevin D Edmunds: Wireless tissue electrostimulation. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, May 27, 2014: US08738147 (15 worldwide citation)

A wireless electrostimulation system can comprise a wireless energy transmission source, and an implantable cardiovascular wireless electrostimulation node. A receiver circuit comprising an inductive antenna can be configured to capture magnetic energy to generate a tissue electrostimulation. A tiss ...


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Steven J Ferry, Jennifer R Finney, Cam Habeger, Vincent Hackenmueller, Andrew F Hall, Reed A Houge, Scott G Klimek, Michael J Pikus: Systems and methods for medical device advancement and rotation. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 14, 2012: US08114032 (15 worldwide citation)

A system for moving an elongate medical device has at least one drive element for engaging and moving an elongate medical device. Various embodiments provide for moving the separate inner and outer elements of a telescoping medical device. Some systems also provide for the rotation of a rotatable di ...