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Mary E Bush, Eric S Fain: Implantation of leads. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, October 5, 1993: US05249574 (39 worldwide citation)

A lead or other member may be implanted into the body, and typically at the heart, by a method which comprises and following: inserting one of a pair of pivotally attached jaws of an attachment tool through a hole in a body membrane, particularly the parietal pericardium surrounding the pericardial ...


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Mary E Bush, Thomas A Howell: Implantation of leads. Ventritex, Gerstman & Ellis, July 7, 1992: US05127421 (15 worldwide citation)

An electrode on a lead may be implanted at the heart by placing the lead through a hole in the parietal pericardium and positioning the distal end of the lead in a desired position relative to the heart. Thereafter one secures the lead in the desired position by attachment thereof to a fastener memb ...


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Mark Deem, Denise Zarins, Douglas Sutton, Hanson Gifford III, Howard R Levin, Mark Gelfand, Benjamin J Clark: Methods and apparatus for renal neuromodulation. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, May 1, 2018: US09956410 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e.g., denervation) may, among other things, reduce expansion of an acute myocardial infarction, reduce or prevent the ...


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William F Kaemmerer: Therapeutic window determination. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, January 9, 2018: US09861821 (1 worldwide citation)

A therapeutic window for at least one electrode of a medical system may be determined based on a volume of tissue expected to be activated (“VTA”) by electrical stimulation delivered by the at least one electrode. In some examples, a processor determines the therapeutic window for a particular elect ...


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Mark Deem, Denise Zarins, Douglas Sutton, Hanson Gifford III, Howard R Levin, Mark Gelfand, Benjamin J Clark: Methods for renal neuromodulation. Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l, August 15, 2017: US09731132

Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e.g., denervation) may, among other things, reduce expansion of an acute myocardial infarction, reduce or prevent the ...


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Randy W Westlund, Mark C Lynn: Medical lead and implantation. Respicardia, Frank P Piskolich, August 29, 2017: US09744349

A lead for navigating small vessels and a catheter system for implantation of leads into small vessels. Veins that return blood to the heart against the force of gravity often have valves in them to prevent backflow of deoxygenated blood. Leads and catheter systems in accordance with embodiments of ...


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Martin T Gerber, Steven M Goetz, Christopher Poletto: Dual prophylactic and abortive electrical stimulation. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, October 17, 2017: US09789307

Prophylactic stimulation and abortive electrical stimulation are delivered to a cranial nerve, including, e.g. an occipital or trigeminal nerve to treat symptoms of various conditions, including, e.g. occipital neuralgia or migraines.


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Matthew Bonner, Kenneth Gardeski, Bruce R Mehdizadeh, Roger Christopherson, Michael R Neidert: Subcutaneous lead guidance. Medtronic, Carol F Barry, May 9, 2017: US09642555

An apparatus for subcutaneous lead guidance includes a flexible guide strap, a navigation catheter and a tunneling tool. The guide strap includes an upper layer having a plurality of retainer formations and a substrate attachable on a patient's skin extending between an incision and a target site. T ...


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Li Wang: Monitoring an interval within the cardiac cycle. Medtronic, Carol F Barry, January 10, 2017: US09538922

Aspects of this disclosure describe measuring intervals within a cardiac cycle to, for example, determine whether a patient is a candidate for cardiac therapy initiation or modification. The intervals may be measured in response to a trigger identifying a physiological event. The intervals and an id ...


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Raymond Jeh Yuan Chang: Apparatus and Associated Method for Facilitating Implantation of Leads of a Cardiac Pacemaker. Alston & Bird, September 3, 2009: US20090222021-A1

An apparatus and method are provided for preparing a vein. A first tubular member end, defining a first lumen, is inserted into a cannulated vein, over a first guide wire. A second tubular member end, defining a second lumen, has a cutting member operably engaged therewith, and is inserted into the ...