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Lisa L Shafer, Steve R LaPorte, James R Keogh, Michael R S Hill, Matthew D Bonner: Method and system for vagal nerve stimulation with multi-site cardiac pacing. Medtronic, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, September 11, 2007: US07269457 (146 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a medical procedure is provided. The medical procedure includes stimulation of a patient's heart while stimulating a nerve of the patient in order to modulate the patient's inflammatory process. More particularly, the medical procedure includes pacing the ventricles of the pat ...


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Lisa L Shafer, Steve R LaPorte, James R Keogh, Michael R S Hill, Matthew D Bonner: Method and system for vagal nerve stimulation with multi-site cardiac pacing. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, May 4, 2010: US07711421 (75 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a medical procedure is provided. The medical procedure includes stimulation of a patient's heart while stimulating a nerve of the patient in order to modulate the patient's inflammatory process. More particularly, the medical procedure includes pacing the ventricles of the pat ...


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Xiaohong Zhou, Thomas J Mullen, Michael R S Hill, Steve R Laporte, Gary W King: Methods and apparatus for sensing cardiac activity via neurological stimulation therapy system or medical electrical lead. Medtronic, Stephen W Bauer, March 2, 2010: US07672733 (39 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention at least a pair of neurological stimulation electrodes are disposed in, on, about, adjacent and/or within excitable neural tissue of a subject. Cardiac activity of a patient is detected using one or more electrodes adapted for delivery of a neurological stimulation ...


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Keith A Miesel, Kenneth T Heruth, Jonathan C Werder, Steve R LaPorte, Nina M Graves: Controlling therapy based on sleep quality. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, February 1, 2011: US07881798 (33 worldwide citation)

A medical device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep, and controls delivery of a therapy based on the sleep quality metric values. For example, the medical device may compare a sleep quality metric val ...


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Keith A Miesel, Kenneth T Heruth, Jonathan C Werder, Steve R LaPorte, Nina M Graves: Sensitivity analysis for selecting therapy parameter sets. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, October 4, 2011: US08032224 (32 worldwide citation)

Techniques for controlling delivery of a therapy to a patient by a medical device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), involve a sensitivity analysis of a performance metric. The performance metric may relate to efficacy or side effects of the therapy. For example, the performance metric ma ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel, Jonathan C Werder, Steve R LaPorte, Nina M Graves: Detecting sleep to evaluate therapy. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, November 8, 2011: US08055348 (22 worldwide citation)

A system includes one or more sensors and a processor. Each of the sensors generates a signal as a function of at least one physiological parameter of a patient that may discernibly change when the patient is asleep. The processor monitors the physiological parameters, and determines whether the pat ...


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Keith A Miesel, Kenneth T Heruth, Jonathan C Werder, Steve R LaPorte, Nina M Graves: Collecting activity and sleep quality information via a medical device. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, November 13, 2012: US08308661 (5 worldwide citation)

A device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), programming device, or other computing device determines when a patient is attempting to sleep. When the device determines that the patient is attempting to sleep, the device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of ...


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Keith A Miesel, Kenneth T Heruth, Jonathan C Werder, Steve R LaPorte, Nina M Graves: Determination of sleep quality for neurological disorders. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, May 13, 2014: US08725244 (4 worldwide citation)

A device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep based on sensed physiological parameter values. Sleep efficiency, sleep latency, and time spent in deeper sleep states are example sleep quality metrics for which values may be determined. The sleep qua ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel, Jonathan C Werder, Steve R LaPorte, Nina M Graves: Detecting sleep to evaluate therapy. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert PA, December 11, 2012: US08332038 (1 worldwide citation)

A system includes one or more sensors and a processor. Each of the sensors generates a signal as a function of at least one physiological parameter of a patient that may discernibly change when the patient is asleep. The processor monitors the physiological parameters, and determines whether the pat ...


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Lisa L Shafer, Steve R LaPorte, James R Keogh, Michael RS Hill, Matthew D Bonner: Method and system for vagal nerve stimulation with multi-site cardiac pacing. Medtronic, September 2, 2004: US20040172075-A1

A method of performing a medical procedure is provided. The medical procedure includes stimulation of a patient's heart while stimulating a nerve of the patient in order to modulate the patient's inflammatory process. More particularly, the medical procedure includes pacing the ventricles of the pat ...