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Walter H Olson, William F Kaemmerer: Prioritized rule based method and apparatus for diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, August 13, 1996: US05545186 (623 worldwide citation)

An implantable antiarrhythmia device which detects and classifies arrhythmias of the human heart, and delivers appropriate therapy. The device employs a method of arrhythmia classification based on a set of prioritized rules, each of the rules defining a plurality of criteria based upon characterist ...


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Walter H Olson, William F Kaemmerer: Prioritized rule based method and apparatus for diagnosis and treatment for arrhythmias. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, January 5, 1999: US05855593 (312 worldwide citation)

An implantable antiarrhythmia device which detects and classifies arrhythmias of the human heart, and delivers appropriate therapy. The device employs a method of arrhythmia classification based on a set of prioritized rules, each of the rules defining a plurality of criteria based upon characterist ...


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Gust H Bardy, Walter H Olson, David K Peterson, Robert T Taepke: Method and apparatus for discrimination of ventricular tachycardia from ventricular fibrillation and for treatment thereof. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, March 16, 1993: US05193535 (260 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardioverter/defibrillator provided with method and apparatus for discrimination between ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The device is provided with two pairs of electrodes, each pair of electrodes coupled to processing circuitry for identifying a predetermined f ...


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Jeffrey M Gillberg, Walter H Olson: Prioritized rule based method and apparatus for diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, May 26, 1998: US05755736 (249 worldwide citation)

An implantable anti-tachyarrhythmia device which delivers anti-tachyarrhythmia therapies to a patient's heart in response to detection of tachyarrhythmias. The device defines first criteria indicating the presence of atrial tachycardia and second criteria indicating the presence of atrial fibrillati ...


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Walter H Olson: Dual chamber rate responsive pacemaker with automatic mode switching. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, John A Rissman, Greg P Gadson, September 8, 1992: US05144949 (194 worldwide citation)

A dual chamber rate responsive pacemaker with automatic mode switching between the DDD mode, the VVIR mode, and the DDIR mode, based on the difference between the average sensor rate and the average atrial rate. The primary pacing mode of operation is DDD, unless that mode is contraindicated by too ...


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Walter H Olson, William F Kaemmerer, Mark L Brown: Prioritized rule based method and apparatus for diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, November 26, 2002: US06487443 (146 worldwide citation)

An implantable antiarrhythmia device which detects and classifies arrhythmias of the human heart, and delivers appropriate therapy. The device employs a method of arrhythmia classification based on a set of prioritized rules, each of the rules defining a plurality of criteria based upon characterist ...


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Walter H Olson: Methods for measurement of arterial blood flow. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, April 25, 1995: US05409009 (143 worldwide citation)

A sensor for measurement of one or more parameters of arterial blood flow, located on a transvenously inserted lead. The sensor may be inserted into a vein that is anatomically adjacent to the artery in which blood flow parameters are to be monitored, rather than into the artery itself. The sensor m ...


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Walter H Olson, William F Kaemmerer, Mark L Brown: Prioritized rule based method and apparatus for diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, Girma Wolde Michael, July 10, 2001: US06259947 (137 worldwide citation)

An implantable antiarrhythmia device which detects and classifies arrhythmias of the human heart, and delivers appropriate therapy. The device employs a method of arrhythmia classification based on a set of prioritized rules, each of the rules defining a plurality of criteria based upon characterist ...


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Walter H Olson, David K Peterson: Method and apparatus for detection and treatment of tachycardia and fibrillation. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, August 30, 1994: US05342402 (136 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for detecting, identifying and treating tachyarrhythmias. Tachyarrhythmias are detected and identified by the use of overlapping ranges of intervals. Provisional identification of tachyarrhythmia is accomplished by measuring and tracking intervals within two overlapping or adjacent inte ...


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Xiaoyi Min, Li Wang, Rahul Mehra, Paul J DeGroot, Walter H Olson, Luc R Mongeon, Michael R S Hill: Cardioversion energy reduction system. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, November 17, 1998: US05836976 (129 worldwide citation)

In an implantable pacemaker/cardioverter/defibrillator, a system for correlating the delivery of a cardioversion therapy to an optimum point or phase of the respiratory cycle of the patient to effect delivery of the therapy when the impedance between the cardioversion electrodes is minimized. In a f ...