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US20130006319 CARDIAC STIMULATOR FOR DELIVERY OF CARDIAC CONTRACTILITY MODULATION THERAPY  
A combination cardiac stimulator for CRT stimulation and CCM stimulation, which is connected to a rhythm evaluation unit which can either detect a sinus rhythm that is present, or classify an...
US20130268016 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING SPINAL CORD STIMULATION TO IMPROVE STIMULATION EFFICACY FOR USE BY IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES  
Techniques are provided for controlling spinal cord stimulation (SCS) or other forms of neurostimulation. In one example, SCS treatment is delivered to a patient and nerve impulse firing signals...
US20120123493 Method of Defining Continuous Heart Rate vs AV Delay Values and Sensed to Paced AV Delay Offset in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy  
A method of data management for optimizing the patient outcome from the provision of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is described. A regression equation is constructed using 3 data points...
US20150164429 Patient Signal Analysis Based on Actiniform Segmentation  
Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating patient signal analysis. In accordance with one aspect, actiniform segmentation is performed on patient signal data waveform based on an actiniform...
US20150258341 VISUALIZATION OF BIOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ON IMPLANTED THERAPY  
An implantable medical device (IMD) system communicates to a user information regarding the surrounding biological environment and the influence of that surrounding biological environment on IMD...
US20150073494 Pacing Methods, Systems and Computer Program Products for Using Feedback Controlled Timing  
Methods, systems and computer program products for cardiac pacing are provided. For pacing using biventricular synchronization in a patient, a first stimulation signal is applied to a first region...
US20120221072 EXTRAVASCULAR NEUROMODULATION TO TREAT HEART FAILURE  
Treatment of heart failure in a patient by electrically modulating both the sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic cardiac nerve fibers that innervate the patient's heart at an extravascular...
US20120109237 SUPRAVENTRICULAR STIMULATION TO CONTROL VENTRICULAR RATE  
Various techniques for delivering atrial pacing and supraventricular stimulation to achieve a desired ventricular rate and/or cardiac output are described. One example method described includes...
US20120065696 Method and System for Characterizing Supraventricular Rhythm during Cardiac Pacing  
A method and system for generating a characterization of one beat of a patient's supraventricular rhythm (SVR) involves performing such characterization while the heart is being paced. During SVR...
US20130190835 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING VAGAL NERVE STIMULATION  
According to various method embodiments, a person is indicated for a therapy to treat a cardiovascular disease, and the therapy is delivered to the person to treat the cardiovascular disease....
US20120197333 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING VAGAL NERVE STIMULATION  
According to various method embodiments, a person is indicated for a therapy to treat a cardiovascular disease, and the therapy is delivered to the person to treat the cardiovascular disease....
US20150157232 NONINVASIVE CARDIAC THERAPY EVALUATION  
Systems, methods, and interfaces are described herein for assisting a user in noninvasive evaluation of patients for cardiac therapy and noninvasive evaluation of cardiac therapy being delivered....
US20140039238 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING NEUROSTIMULATION OF ACUPUNCTURE SITES USING AN IMPLANTABLE CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT DEVICE  
Techniques are provided for use with an implantable cardiac rhythm management (CRMD) system equipped to deliver neurostimulation to acupuncture sites within anterior regions of the neck, thorax or...
US20120035436 HEART MONITOR  
A medical device includes a preload determination unit for determining the preload of a ventricle for a cardiac cycle and providing a preload value representing the preload; a contractility...
US20100305648 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SAFE AND EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF CARDIAC STRESS AUGMENTATION PACING  
A cardiac pacing system controls the progression of a cardiac disorder such as heart failure by delivering cardiac stress augmentation pacing to create or augment regional stress in the heart...
US20120185010 VAGAL STIMULATION  
The disclosure herein relates generally to methods for treating heart conditions using vagal stimulation, and further to systems and devices for performing such treatment. Such methods may include...
US20150258342 Methods And Systems For Controlling Blood Pressure By Controlling Atrial Pressure  
Systems and methods for controlling blood pressure by controlling atrial pressure and atrial stretch are disclosed. In some embodiments, a stimulation circuit may be configured to deliver a...
US20110098767 SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY MINIMIZING CARDIAC OXYGEN CONSUMPTION AND CARDIAC DISEASE TREATING SYSTEM USING THE SAME  
[PROBLEMS] A system for automatically minimizing cardiac oxygen consumption that is capable of estimating a patient's amount of cardiac oxygen consumption with high accuracy and moreover capable...
US20120172742 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE FOR NEURO CARDIAC THERAPY  
A device embodiment is configured to deliver vagal stimulation therapy (VST) to a vagus nerve of a patient. The device embodiment includes a neural stimulator, an implantable impedance sensor and...
US20150157863 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERAPY ADJUSTMENT IN RESPONSE TO INDUCED CARDIAC CONDUCTION CHANGES  
An implantable system delivers a plurality of electrical stimulation therapies to a patient and controls the delivery such that a physiologic change induced by at least one of the therapies is...
US20110213435 OPTIMAL CARDIAC PACING WITH Q LEARNING  
A cardiac pacemaker control system constituted of: a means for receiving input from a hemodynamic sensor; an adaptive control system in communication with the means for receiving input from the...
US20130158620 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STIMULATING A HEART OF A PATIENT  
In an implantable medical device and a method for stimulating a heart of a patient, at least one left atrial pressure (LAP) signal over a cardiac cycle is obtained. The A-wave is identified using...
US20140343618 SAMPLING INTRINSIC AV CONDUCTION TIME  
Methods and/or devices for sampling a patient's intrinsic AV conduction time during cardiac therapy that may, e.g., change the AV delays to values based on the AV delays themselves,...
US20110190840 SYMPATHETIC STIMULATION FOR IMPROVED MYOCARDIAL RELAXATION  
Described are methods and devices for improving diastolic function with electrostimulation in heart failure patients who exhibit relatively normal systolic function. Such patients are...
US20120209345 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING OCCURRENCES OF ATRIAL ARRHYTHMIAS  
A method for reducing occurrences of atrial arrhythmias includes obtaining measures indicative of atrial pressure of a patient, and monitoring for a change in the measures indicative of atrial...
US20120035680 Systems and Methods for Respiratory-Gated Auricular Vagal Afferent Nerve Stimulation  
Neurostimulation is provided to afferent nerve fibers of an auricular vagal nerve of a patient. The neurostimulation is harmonized with the pulmonary activity of the patient. In one...
US20120303082 Adjusting Cardiac Pacing Response Sensing Intervals  
Discrimination between different types of possible cardiac pacing responses may depend on the timing of expected features that are sensed within a temporal framework. The temporal framework may...
US20140350629 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STIMULATING THE HEART IN COMBINATION WITH CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT PHARMACEUTICALS  
Sensors are applied to the heart and sensor data is supplied to a rules engine. The rules engine applies rules that reflect a CRM pharmaceutical regime of the patient to the sensor data to...
US20110313484 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEUROSTIMULATION USING EVOKED PHYSIOLOGIC EVENTS  
A neurostimulation system provides for capture verification and stimulation intensity adjustment to ensure effectiveness of vagus nerve stimulation in modulating one or more target functions in a...
US20110288607 SKIN RESPONSE MONITORING FOR NEURAL AND CARDIAC THERAPIES  
An exemplary method includes emitting radiation subcutaneously; sensing at least some of the emitted radiation as reflected cutaneously; detecting an abnormal physiologic condition; and, based at...
US20120191156 Treatment of various ailments  
A method of treating a wide variety of heretofore considered unrelated ailments comprises delivering electricity through a circuit in the body. The circuit includes at least four nerves leading...
US20140180353 Methods and Systems for Lowering Blood Pressure through Reduction of Ventricle Filling  
Methods and devices for reducing ventricle filling volume are disclosed. In some embodiments, an electrical stimulator may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to reduce ventricle filling volume...
US20130046152 MINIMALLY-INVASIVE PROCEDURE FOR MONITORING A PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER WITHIN AN INTERNAL ORGAN  
A minimally-invasive surgical procedure for monitoring a physiological parameter within an internal organ of a living body. The procedure entails making a first incision in the body to enable...
US20130053915 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING PACING SETTINGS  
Systems and methods for optimizing the stimulation of a heart of a patient are disclosed herein. The method comprises delivering pacing therapy to the patient according to a pacing therapy setting...
US20130158618 Computer-Implemented System And Method For Selecting Therapy Profiles Of Electrical Stimulation Of Cervical Vagus Nerves For Treatment Of Chronic Cardiac Dysfunction  
A computer-implemented system and method for selecting therapy profiles of electrical stimulation of cervical vagus nerves for treatment of chronic cardiac dysfunction is provided. An external...
US20140172034 INTRA-CARDIAC IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH IC DEVICE EXTENSION FOR LV PACING/SENSING  
An assembly is provided for introducing a device within a heart of a patient. The assembly is comprised of a sheath having at least one internal passage. An intra-cardiac implantable medical...
US20110313483 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEUROSTIMULATION USING EVOKED RESPONSES  
A neurostimulation system provides for capture verification and stimulation intensity adjustment to ensure effectiveness of vagus nerve stimulation in modulating one or more target functions in a...
US20110224750 DOSING VAGAL NERVE STIMULATION THERAPY IN SYNCHRONIZATION WITH TRANSIENT EFFECTS  
The present disclosure is directed to a method of using an implantable medical device. One embodiment of the present disclosure comprises delivering electrical stimulation proximate nerve tissue...
US20120310295 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AVOIDING NEURAL STIMULATION HABITUATION  
An embodiment relates to a method for delivering a vagal stimulation therapy to a vagus nerve, including delivering a neural stimulation signal to non-selectively stimulate both afferent axons and...
US20110307025 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AVOIDING NEURAL STIMULATION HABITUATION  
An embodiment relates to a method for delivering a vagal stimulation therapy to a vagus nerve, including delivering a neural stimulation signal to non-selectively stimulate both afferent axons and...
US20120296388 PHRENIC NERVE STIMULATION DETECTION USING HEART SOUNDS  
A method and system of detecting phrenic nerve stimulation in a patient that includes detecting an activation event, obtaining a heart sound signal of a patient from an implanted heart sound...
US20120290026 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING SUPRAVENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS  
In various method embodiments, a supraventricular arrhythmia event is detected, and a supraventricular arrhythmia treatment, including neural stimulation to elicit a sympathetic response, is...
US20130204312 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PACING INDUCED DYSSYNCHRONY TO REDUCE ISCHEMIC INJURY USING AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE  
Techniques are provided for use by an implantable medical device for optimizing the amount of ventricular dyssynchrony induced within a patient during protective pacing. In one example, the device...
US20120290032 TECHNIQUES FOR MODIFYING BREATHING RATE USING CARDIAC PACING  
A method includes controlling a cardiac pacing rate of an implantable medical device (IMD) to control a heart rate of a patient and determining that the patient is in a resting state. The method...
US20130158617 Implantable Device For Providing Electrical Stimulation Of Cervical Vagus Nerves For Treatment Of Chronic Cardiac Dysfunction With Bounded Titration  
An implantable device for providing electrical stimulation of cervical vagus nerves for treatment of chronic cardiac dysfunction with bounded titration is provided. A stimulation therapy lead...
US20140257324 TEMPORARY LEADLESS IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH INDWELLING RETRIEVAL MECHANISM  
A method and system are provided for removing, from an implant chamber of a heart, a leadless implantable medical device (LIMD) having a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end is configured...
US20120041506 METHOD FOR TREATING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION  
A method for treating patients after a myocardial infarction which includes pacing therapy is disclosed. A cardiac rhythm management device is configured to deliver pre-excitation pacing to one or...
US20140012343 Pacing Systems for Treating Functional Ventricular Conduction Abnormalities of Intrinsic Origin Incorporating Improved Electrocardiographic Acquisition Apparatus and Methods  
Therapeutic implantable cardiac pacing systems incorporating improved electrocardiographic acquisition systems for the purpose of ventricular pacing during wide ORS complexes of intrinsic origin,...
US20130030314 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PERFORM ARRHYTHMIA DISCRIMINATION BASED ON THE ATRIAL AND VENTRICULAR ACTIVATION TIMES  
Described herein are implantable systems and devices, and methods for use therewith, that can be used to perform arrhythmia discrimination based on activation times. A plurality of different...
US20120215274 ACCELEROMETER ENHANCED IMPLANTABLE CARDIO-DEVICE  
An implantable medical device (“IMD”) processes and analyzes valuable clinical information regarding cardiac performance. A database or correlator is pre-customized to the specific patient, by...