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Angelo Auricchio, Rodney W Salo, Bruce A Tockman, Ronald W Heil Jr, Randy Westlund, Stuart R Chastain: Left ventricular access lead for heart failure pacing. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai P A, August 10, 1999: US05935160 (188 worldwide citation)

An elongated monopolar or bipolar coronary vein lead having a reduced outer diameter and especially adapted to be advanced into a selected coronary vein for delivering a pacing signal to a predetermined region of a patient's heart, such as the left ventricle. A method of using the lead for pacing a ...


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Ronald W Heil Jr, Bruce H Kenknight, Robert W Wickham Jr deceased, by Duane R Quiggle legal administrator: Resilient structurally coupled and electrically independent electrodes. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai, March 14, 1995: US05397342 (185 worldwide citation)

A cardioversion/defibrillation device includes a lead catheter housing, two electrically independent conductors, and a pair of resilient helically coiled electrodes, one electrode coupled to each of the conductors. The distal ends of the electrodes are contained within an insulative, resilient coupl ...


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Ronald W Heil Jr: Electrically controllable, non-occluding, body implantable drug delivery system. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai, August 20, 1991: US05041107 (167 worldwide citation)

An implantable apparatus for continuous or periodic introduction of a drug to a desired release point in the body comprises an implantable power source and an elongated flexible plastic tubular catheter having a lumen filled with the drug to be delivered and containing therein a first device electro ...


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Ronald W Heil Jr, Robert C Owens: Implantable tapered spiral endocardial lead for use in internal defibrillation. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai, May 21, 1991: US05016808 (157 worldwide citation)

An improved electrocardial lead for use with an automatic implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (AICD) comprises an elongated, flexible, plastic tubular catheter body which is preformed so that when unconstrained, it assumes the shape of a tapered spiral or helix. The catheter body supports a defib ...


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Ronald W Heil Jr, Robert C Owens, Brian D Pederson: Cardiac electrode with drug delivery capabilities. Cardiac Pacemakers, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, Frederick W Niebuhr, April 11, 1989: US04819662 (153 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac pacing lead includes a porous, platinum electrode, a flexible electrically conductive coil, and a crimp tube coupling the electrode to the distal end of the coil. A recess in the crimp tube, open to the electrode at the crimp tube distal end, houses a matrix impregnated with a ...


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John E Heil, Ronald W Heil Jr, Avram Scheiner, Yayun Lin, Lyle A Bye, J John Lattuca: Endocardial lead having defibrillation and sensing electrodes with septal anchoring. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, July 3, 2001: US06256541 (151 worldwide citation)

An endocardial lead comprising an elongate body having a first defibrillation coil electrode, a second defibrillation coil electrode and a first pacing/sensing electrode. The first defibrillation coil electrode has a first end and a second end, where the first end is at or near the distal end of the ...


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Avram Scheiner, Ronald W Heil Jr, Peter T Kelley, Bruce Tockman, Randy Westlund, Jay A Warren: Leads for pacing and/or sensing the heart from within the coronary veins. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, June 24, 2003: US06584362 (146 worldwide citation)

A lead for monitoring or stimulating cardiac activity is provided. The lead is adapted for implantation on or about the heart within the coronary vasculature and for connection to a signal generator. The lead body has one or more electrodes associated therewith. The lead is constructed and arranged ...


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Robert J Sweeney, Avram Scheiner, Ronald W Heil Jr: Drug delivery system for implantable medical device. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, February 10, 2004: US06689117 (141 worldwide citation)

A drug delivery system and method in which an implantable medical device communicates with and controls an external drug delivery device with low energy potential signals. The implantable device generates potential signals modulated with digitally encoded command information by operating a current s ...


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Ronald W Heil Jr, Robert C Owens: Positive fixation cardiac electrode with drug elution capabilities. Cardiac Pacemakers, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, Frederick W Niebuhr, April 11, 1989: US04819661 (133 worldwide citation)

A positive fixation cardiac lead includes an electrode sleeve/crimp tube assembly in which a recess is formed for retaining a drug impregnated matrix. The electrode sleeve and crimp tube threadedly engage, to permit insertion of the matrix prior to their assembly. The distal end section of the crimp ...


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Roger W Dahl, Ronald W Heil Jr: Controlled discharge defibrillation electrode. Mieczyslaw Mirowski, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, November 12, 1991: US05063932 (119 worldwide citation)

A defibrillation electrode for implantation on or about the heart and for connection to a defibrillation system. The electrode comprises a plurality of electrically conductive elements spaced apart and electrically connected together, thus, increasing the number of discharging edges on the electrode ...