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Terrell M Williams, James L Jula, James E Upton, Sten J Ryden, Paul D Blankenau: Implantable lead system. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold R Patton, Reed A Duthler, September 21, 1993: US05246014 (204 worldwide citation)

An implantable active fixation lead system which connects a source of electrical energy, such as a pacemaker, to the cardiac tissue. The lead system includes a lead, an introducer and a guide catheter. The lead has a small diameter lead body, and an active fixation device for engaging the cardiac ti ...


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Duglas P Zipes, Clare P Ulrich, Paul D Blankenau, William M Terrell: RF lead fixation and implantable lead. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, January 24, 1995: US05383922 (118 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for affixing implantable catheters and leads to body tissue. An electrode located on the lead or catheter is coupled to an RF signal generator, of the type employed to perform electrosurgical procedures such as electrocoagulation. The RF signal causes the electrode to adhere t ...