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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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Brian M Mann, Melinda Endaya, Paul A Levine: Programmer system and associated methods for rapidly evaluating and programming an implanted cardiac device. Pacesetter, April 6, 1999: US05891178 (247 worldwide citation)

An improved pacemaker programmer and diagnostic system retrieves information stored within a pacemaker and analyzes the retrieved data in real time. The information stored within the pacemaker can be retrieved by means of a telemetry communication link. The system automatically identifies significan ...


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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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Andrew E Epstein, James L Duncan, Paul A Levine, Jason A Sholder: Programming system having means for recording and analyzing a patients cardiac signal. Pacesetter, Lisa P Weinberg, Malcolm J Romano, Harold C Schloss, June 6, 1995: US05421830 (132 worldwide citation)

A programming system is provided that allows a physician or medical personnel to optimize the settings of various arrhythmia detection criteria and/or parameters related to hemodynamic performance to be programmed into the implanted cardiac stimulating device. The cardiac stimulating device may be a ...


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Paul A Levine, Malcolm Clarke, John W Poore, Jason A Sholder: DDI pacing with PVC-protected hysteresis and automatic AV interval adjustment. Pacesetter, Malcolm J Romano, Harold C Schloss, Samuel M Katz, May 23, 1995: US05417714 (123 worldwide citation)

A dual-chamber pacemaker provides DDI pacing with PVC-protected hysteresis and automatic AV interval adjustment. An extended hysteresis atrial escape interval (AEI.sub.H) is invoked in response to the occurrence of either an atrial paced event followed by a sensed R-wave (an AR event), or an atrial ...


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Paul A Levine: System and method for programmably controlling stimulation electrode configurations and activation sequence in a multi-site cardiac stimulation device. Pacesetter, August 12, 2003: US06606516 (123 worldwide citation)

An implantable multi-chamber cardiac stimulation device includes flexibly programmable electrode stimulation configurations, and is capable of precisely controlling the stimulation sequence between multiple sites. The stimulation device provides a plurality of connection ports that allow independent ...


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Paul A Levine: System and method for automatically selecting electrode polarity during sensing and stimulation. Pacesetter, November 5, 2002: US06477417 (117 worldwide citation)

An implantable multi-chamber cardiac stimulation device includes flexibly programmable electrode stimulation configurations, and is capable of precisely controlling the stimulation sequence between multiple sites. The stimulation device provides a plurality of connection ports that allow independent ...


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Euljoon Park, Gene A Bornzin, Paul A Levine, Eric Falkenberg: Sleep apnea therapy device using dynamic overdrive pacing. Pacesetter, June 7, 2005: US06904320 (115 worldwide citation)

A cardiac stimulation device uses dynamic overdrive pacing to prevent sleep apnea. In another aspect, the device can use dynamic overdrive pacing to terminate sleep apnea after detection. An implantable cardiac stimulation device comprises a sensor and one or more pulse generators. The sensor senses ...


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Jason A Sholder, Paul A Levine, Joseph J Florio, Gene A Bornzin: Pacemaker and method of operating same that provides functional atrial cardiac pacing with ventricular support. Pacesetter, September 29, 1998: US05814077 (111 worldwide citation)

A special type of AV/PV hysteresis is provided in a dual-chamber pacemaker. A long AV delay is initially provided, thereby affording as much opportunity as possible for natural AV conduction to occur. Such long AV delay is automatically shortened should AV block occur. Periodic scanning for the retu ...


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Joseph J Florio, Paul A Levine, Mark R Myers: Medical device. Pacesetter, July 10, 2001: US06259948 (109 worldwide citation)

A device in the form of a cardiac pacemaker for treating a malfunctioning heart, in which the intrinsic heart rate information is combined with secondary sensor variance information to select an appropriate therapy for the patient. The cardiac pacemaker has operational capability in the sleep mode a ...