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Michael R S Hill, Kenneth R Jonkman: Method and device for electronically controlling the beating of a heart using venous electrical stimulation of nerve fibers. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, December 21, 1999: US06006134 (536 worldwide citation)

An electro-stimulation device includes a pair of electrodes for connection to at least one location in the body that affects or regulates the heartbeat. The electro-stimulation device both electrically arrests the heartbeat and stimulates the heartbeat. A pair of electrodes are provided for connecti ...


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Michael R S Hill, Kenneth R Jonkman: Method and device for electronically controlling the beating of a heart. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, July 24, 2001: US06266564 (355 worldwide citation)

An electro-stimulation device includes a pair of electrodes for connection to at least one location in the body that affects or regulates the heartbeat. The electro-stimulation device both electrically arrests the heartbeat and stimulates the heartbeat. A pair of electrodes are provided for connecti ...


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Michael R S Hill, Scott E Jahns, James R Keogh: Method and system for nerve stimulation prior to and during a medical procedure. Medtronic, Cardinal Law Group, September 10, 2002: US06449507 (351 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a medical procedure, such as surgery, is provided. A nerve is stimulated in order to adjust the beating of the heart to a first condition, such as a stopped or slowed condition. The medical procedure is performed on the heart or another organ. The stimulation of the nerve is s ...


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Michael R S Hill, Scott E Jahns, James R Keogh, David E Euler, Michael R Ujhelyi, Nancy J Rakow: Method and system for endotracheal/esophageal stimulation prior to and during a medical procedure. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, March 11, 2003: US06532388 (265 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a medical procedure, such as surgery, is provided. A nerve is stimulated to adjust the beating of the heart to a first condition, such as a stopped or slowed condition. The medical procedure is performed on the heart or another organ. The stimulation of the nerve is stopped to ...


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Michael R S Hill, Rahul Mehra: Method and apparatus for control of A-V interval. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, April 16, 1996: US05507784 (257 worldwide citation)

A device for controlling the duration of A-V conduction intervals ia a patient's heart. Stimulation of the AV nodal fat pad is employed to maintain the durations of the A-V conduction intervals within a desired interval range, which may vary as a function of sensed heart rate or other physiologic pa ...


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Michael R S Hill, Rahul Mehra: Method and apparatus for control of A-V interval. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, May 2, 1995: US05411531 (255 worldwide citation)

A device for controlling the duration of A-V conduction intervals in a patient's heart. Stimulation of the AV nodal fat pad is employed to maintain the durations of the A-V conduction intervals within a desired interval range, which may vary as a function of sensed heart rate or other physiologic pa ...


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Michael R S Hill, Scott E Jahns, James R Keogh: Method and system for sensing cardiac contractions during vagal stimulation-induced cardiopalegia. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, September 30, 2003: US06628987 (249 worldwide citation)

A system of performing a medical procedure, such as surgery, is provided. The system comprises a sensor to sense a state of cardiac tissue, such as an impending contraction and an indicator to indicate the state of the cardiac tissue. Methods and devices for performing the medical procedure are also ...


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Michael R S Hill, Scott E Jahns, James R Keogh, David E Euler, Michael R Ujhelyi, Nancy J Rakow, Michael A Colson: Method and system for endotracheal/esophageal stimulation prior to and during a medical procedure. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, May 11, 2004: US06735471 (247 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a medical procedure, such as surgery, is provided. A nerve is stimulated in order to adjust the beating of the heart to a first condition, such as a stopped or slowed condition. The medical procedure is performed on the heart or another organ. The stimulation of the nerve is s ...


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Michael R S Hill, Scott E Jahns, James R Keogh: Method and system for nerve stimulation prior to and during a medical procedure. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, April 6, 2004: US06718208 (240 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a medical procedure, such as surgery, is provided. A nerve is stimulated in order to adjust the beating of the heart to a first condition, such as a stopped or slowed condition. The medical procedure is performed on the heart or another organ. The stimulation of the nerve is s ...


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Lawrence J Mulligan, D Curtis Deno, Tom D Bennett, David A Igel, Michael R S Hill: Implantable medical device for monitoring congestive heart failure. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, August 20, 2002: US06438408 (238 worldwide citation)

An implantable stimulator and monitor measures a group of heart failure parameters indicative of the state of heart failure employing EGM signals, measures of blood pressure including absolute pressure P, developed pressure (DP=systolic P−diastolic P), and/or dP/dt, and measures of heart cham ...