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9033916 Catheter with multi-functional control handle having rotational mechanism  
A catheter for use in a patient's heart, especially for mapping a tubular region of the heart, has a catheter body, a deflectable intermediate section and a distal mapping assembly that has a...
9037264 Catheter electrode assemblies and methods for construction therefor  
A family of catheter electrode assemblies includes a flexible circuit having a plurality of electrical traces and a substrate; a ring electrode surrounding the flexible circuit and electrically...
9031647 Guidewire and signal analyzer for pacing site optimization  
Cardiac lead implantation systems, devices, and methods for lead implantation are disclosed. An illustrative cardiac lead implantation system comprises a mapping guidewire including one or more...
9026196 System and method for detecting sheathing and unsheathing of localization elements  
A method of detecting whether a localization element is within or outside of an introducer sheath generally includes obtaining a localization signal from the localization element and detecting the...
9020574 Lead for an active implantable medical device with a chip for electrode multiplexing  
A lead for active implantable medical devices comprising a chip, notably for electrode multiplexing. The lead (10) includes an insulating supporting tube (20) interposed in a flexible elongated...
9014822 Pacing lead for a left cavity of the heart, implanted in the coronary system  
A pacing lead for a left cavity of the heart, implanted in the coronary system. This lead (24) includes a lead body with a hollow sheath (26, 28) of deformable material, having a central lumen...
9008746 Method and apparatus for localizing myocardial infarction during catheterization  
A catheter with a tissue property sensor provides for localization of myocardial infarction (MI) by utilizing one or more differences between properties of infarcted myocardial tissue and...
8996091 Basket catheter having multiple electrodes  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a catheter that comprises an elongated catheter body (16) and an electrode assembly (10) at the distal end of the catheter body. The electrode assembly...
8996135 Device and method for inserting a cardiac catheter  
A device and method for implanting a catheter between the left atrium and/or left ventricle of the heart from a prepectoral region through a less invasive and lower-risk approach is provided that...
8996136 Implantable device with an elongated electric conductor  
An implantable medical device, which is connected or is to be connected to at least two elongated electric function conductors for the transmission of treatment signals or diagnostic signals or...
8977333 Shape-imparting mechanisms for catheter assemblies  
A shape-imparting mechanism for a catheter that includes an elongate element dimensioned to fit within a lumen of an electrode sheath of a catheter. An insertion facilitating arrangement is...
8977368 Implantable device  
An implantable medical device having at least one first and one second longitudinally extended electrical functional conductor to transmit therapeutic signals or diagnostic signals or both. The...
8977334 Catheter systems for measuring electrical properties of tissue and methods of use  
Catheter systems for measuring at least one electrical property, e.g., impedance, of cardiac tissue of a living being are disclosed. The system includes a catheter having a tip with a sensing...
8972228 Assessing intra-cardiac activation patterns  
Techniques for evaluating cardiac electrical dyssynchrony are described. In some examples, an activation time is determined for each of a plurality of torso-surface potential signals. The...
8958861 Electrophysiology catheter handle having accessible interior  
A catheter for the treatment of tissue, particularly for the treatment of cardiac tissue to alleviate cardiac arrhythmias includes a handle housing a combination of steering components, electronic...
8948837 Electroanatomical mapping  
This invention relates to the determination and/or representation of physiological information relating to a heart surface.
8945110 Apparatus for contactless electrophysiology studies  
An electrophysiology catheter includes an elongate catheter body having an elastically-deformable distal region predisposed to assume a spiral shape and a first plurality of electrodes disposed...
8939153 Transponder strings  
A transponder string comprising multiple transponders is configured for injection into human tissue. In one embodiment, the transponders are sized to move through a needle for injection into the...
8942826 Implantable device with extended electrical conductor  
Implantable medical device with at least one long extended electrical conductor that is insulated from the surrounding material by a dielectric. The implantable medical device includes an...
8934956 Intravascular electrodes and anchoring devices for transvascular stimulation  
An intravascular electrode device for use in neuromodulation includes an anchor expandable from a radially compressed position to a radially expanded position. A lead extends from the anchor and...
8925191 Method of fabricating a stimulation lead  
In one embodiment, a method of fabrication of a stimulation lead comprising a plurality of segmented electrodes for stimulation of tissue of a patient, the method comprises: providing an...
8918158 Method and device for determining and presenting surface charge and dipole densities on cardiac walls  
The invention discloses a method, a system, a computer program and a device for determining the surface charge and/or dipole densities on heart walls. Using the foregoing, a table of dipole...
8905925 Cardiac rehabilitation using patient monitoring devices  
Systems and methods permit remotely-monitored rehabilitation of a patient. A system can comprise a patient monitor configured to monitor a patient's physiological data. The patient monitor can...
8906011 Medical device for use in bodily lumens, for example an atrium  
A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wall of heart) to provide information or a mapping...
8903510 Electrode configurations for leads or catheters to enhance localization using a localization system  
An exemplary method includes positioning a lead in a patient where the lead has a longitudinal axis that extends from a proximal end to a distal end and where the lead includes an electrode with...
8903514 Medical implantable lead with fixation detection  
A medical implantable lead comprises a conduction controlling means, which at least during an initial stage after implantation is capable of rendering a first contact surface electrically inactive...
8896462 Methods for low power communication in an implantable medical device  
The present invention is directed to an implantable medical device and a method for power management for power efficient use of RF telemetry during, for example, conditions where long periods of...
8862246 Implantable device  
Temporarily or permanently implantable medical device, having at least one longitudinally extended first electrical conductor having a functional lead, which is connected to a functional electrode...
8855789 Implantable biostimulator delivery system  
A delivery system for implanting a biostimulation device comprising a stylet extending along an axis from knob end to a threaded end configured to engage an internally threaded nut of the...
8849384 Cardio mapping system and method for cardio mapping  
A method and system for determining the mechanism of cardiac arrhythmia in a patient is disclosed. The method basically entails measuring the impedance of cardiac tissue in a portion of the...
8843189 Interference blocking and frequency selection  
A volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one or...
8831701 Uni-polar and bi-polar switchable tracking system between  
An volume of a patient can be mapped with a system operable to identify a plurality of locations and save a plurality of locations of a mapping instrument. The mapping instrument can include one...
8825130 Electrode support structure assemblies  
An electrode support structure assembly is provided comprising an electrode support structure including a plurality of splines. Each of the plurality of splines can have a proximal end portion and...
8825134 Catheter localization system  
A system and method for localizing a catheter is provided. Distance values are determined between a plurality of reference electrodes and a catheter electrode. At least two circles are identified...
8812074 Methods for detection of cardiac rhythm disorders using basket style cardiac mapping catheter  
A method for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a heart, includes: providing a system for sensing multiple local electric voltages from endocardial surface of a...
8805466 Low profile electrode assembly  
A tissue electrode assembly includes a membrane configured to form an expandable, conformable body that is deployable in a patient. The assembly further includes a flexible circuit positioned on a...
8801693 Bioimpedance-assisted placement of a medical device  
A system and method for guiding a catheter or other medical device to a desired target destination within the vasculature of a patient via bioimpedance measurements is disclosed. The target...
8798769 Deployable stimulator array  
This invention provides a percutaneous implantable electrode array that can be deployed or repositioned though a needle insertion site. The deployable electrode apparatus, in one embodiment, is...
8798706 Loop structures for supporting diagnostic and/or therapeutic elements in contact with tissue  
An apparatus which includes a dual loop structure that carries a plurality of operative elements. A guide with a distal indentation that may be used to reorient a dual loop structure.
8792958 Mapping probe assembly with skived tube body frame  
An embodiment of a mapping probe assembly includes a body frame with a lumen therein. The body frame includes a catheter shaft region, a loop section and a transition region between the catheter...
8788062 Polymer compression joining in implantable lead  
Implantable medical leads and methods of forming such leads are disclosed. An implantable medical lead includes a lead body, a swage base coupled to the lead body, and a polymeric member...
8768019 Display of an acquired cine loop for procedure navigation  
The present disclosure relates to acquiring image data of a subject and selecting image data to be displayed. The image data can include a plurality of frames that relate to a specific location of...
8764728 Sacrificial catheter  
A sacrificial catheter assembly and method of use for placing a functional catheter within the body of a patient, such as into the patient's vasculature, is disclosed. In one embodiment, the...
8755860 Method for displaying catheter electrode-tissue contact in electro-anatomic mapping and navigation system  
An electrode coupling output system associated with an electrode catheter that provides indication to the physician via the navigation system, concerning the electrical coupling of an electrode,...
8755861 Cardiac mapping catheter  
A multi electrode catheter for non contact mapping of the heart having independent articulation and deployment features.
8744599 High density mapping catheter  
The present invention is directed to a high density mapping catheter including a number of shape memory electrode fibers and associated methods of construction and operation. The invention ensures...
8731631 Systems and methods for making and using medical ablation systems having mapping catheters with improved anchoring ability  
A mapping catheter includes an elongated body for inserting into patient vasculature. A distal end of the elongated body includes a distal portion that includes a plurality of electrodes, a...
8728065 Apparatus and methods for contactless electrophysiology studies  
An electrophysiology catheter includes an elongate catheter body having an elastically-deformable distal region predisposed to assume a spiral shape and a first plurality of electrodes disposed...
8728562 Implantable leads with a unitary silicone component  
A method of manufacturing a medical electrical lead includes molding a lead body pre-form, stringing an electrode onto the pre-form and overmolding the pre-form with a polymer to form a lead body...
8725228 Steerable catheter having intermediate stiffness transition zone  
A flexible, steerable intravascular catheter includes an elongate flexible shaft having a heterogeneous or multi-zone stiffness profile or structure. A first or distal portion of the catheter...