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9011346 Systems and methods for monitoring the circulatory system  
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor is used to detect heart and vascular characteristics of a user, and provide a BCG output indicative of...
9008761 Two-wrist data gathering system  
Sensing is carried out from locations considerably removed from the stomach. Cooperating sensor electronics are placed at each of two wrists of the patient. The potential discomfort and...
8965495 Implantable electronic therapy device  
An implantable electronic therapy device, having a therapy unit, a heart rate capturing unit, a contractility determination unit, and an evaluation and control unit. The therapy unit delivers an...
8915860 System and method to evaluate cardiovascular health  
Systems and methods are described herein to evaluate a candidate medication as it relates to a subject's cardiovascular health. A processing component is employed to measure a first value of one...
8911379 Method and system for non-invasive measurement of cardiac parameters  
A method and system are presented for use in assessment of at least one cardiac parameter of an individual. An electrodes arrangement is applied to an individual's body, for applying an electrical...
8880352 System and method for analyzing an electrophysiological signal  
A system and a method of analyzing an electrophysiological signal, wherein the system comprises an acquisition device for acquiring a test electrophysiological signal associated with an anatomical...
8870780 Systems and methods for monitoring heart function  
Characteristics of a user's heart are detected. In accordance with an example embodiment, a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor is used to detect heart characteristics of a user, and provide a BCG...
8868175 Apparatus and method for estimating stroke volume of the heart using bio-impedance techniques  
A method of estimating stroke volume of the heart is described. In this method, the volume of the heart is estimated from electrical impedance data of the chest, at two different phases of the...
8858449 Systems and methods for monitoring heart function  
Characteristics of a user's heart are detected. In accordance with an example embodiment, a ballistocardiogram (BCG) sensor is used to detect heart characteristics of a user, and provide a BCG...
8827918 System and method of ballistocardiogram-based personal authentication  
A ballistocardiogram-based personal authentication method includes detecting ballistocardiogram training signals of persons to be registered, extracting training features from the detected...
8821406 Vascular introducer with temperature monitoring probe and systems for endovascular temperature control  
An introducer sheath/temperature probe assembly that is insertable into a blood vessel of a human or veterinary patent to measure the temperature of blood flowing through that blood vessel. The...
8808191 Non-invasive method and device to monitor cardiac parameters  
A method of and a device for non-invasively measuring the hemodynamic state of a subject or a human patient involve steps and units of non-invasively measuring cardiac cycle period,...
8771197 Detection of parameters in cardiac output related waveforms  
Methods for detecting parameters in cardiac output related waveforms are described. The methods include methods for detecting individual heart beat cycles in a cardiac output related waveform,...
8764668 Disposable blood pressure transducer and monitor interface  
A medical blood pressure transducer that provides an identifier to a monitor that conveys characteristics of the transducer. The monitor can use the information to decide whether to function, or...
8764667 Method and system for monitoring sleep  
A method of monitoring sleep of a sleeping subject is disclosed. The method comprises determining a phase shift of input radiofrequency signals received from the subject during sleep relative to...
8721559 Non-invasive method and device for measuring cardiac output  
A system comprising a housing containing a signal generator coupled to an antenna and a dielectric material disposed about the antenna. The device is adapted to generate and direct a plurality of...
8715200 System for determining the blood flow in a coronary artery  
The invention relates to a method and a system for determining the blood flow in an individual coronary artery of a patient, wherein the method comprises the steps of positioning a temperature...
8712525 Method and apparatus for closed-loop control of anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing using hemodynamic sensor  
A cardiac rhythm management (CRM) system includes an implantable medical device that delivers anti-tachyarrhythmia therapies including anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing (ATP) and a hemodynamic sensor...
8694089 Apparatus and method for estimating stroke volume of the heart using bio-impedance techniques  
A method of estimating stroke volume of the heart is described. In this method, the volume of the heart is estimated from electrical impedance data of the chest, at two different phases of the...
8591428 Method and apparatus for measuring blood volume  
A method of measuring a blood volume, includes: reading individual specific information of a patient; estimating oxygen metabolism relating to a cardiac output of the patient; and acquiring the...
8562538 System for determining the left-ventricular ejection time TLVE of a heart of a subject  
In order to reliably determine the left-ventricular ejection time TLVE of a heart of a subject, at least two different measuring methods are employed. This includes in any case the derivation of a...
8551006 Method for determining hemodynamic effects  
The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to devices, systems, and/or methods for collecting, processing, and/or displaying stroke volume and/or cardiac output data. For example, a...
8545414 Methods and devices for modulation of heart valve function  
Methods and devices for modulating heart valve function are provided. In the subject methods, a heart valve is first in structurally modified. Blood flow through the structurally modified heart...
8540643 Method and device for motion and noise immunity in hemodynamic measurement  
A method and device, such as an implantable cardiac device, for motion and noise immunity in hemodynamic measurement is presented. The method includes obtaining a template waveform representing...
8535234 Apparatus for measuring blood volume and method of evaluating result of measurement by apparatus for measuring blood volume  
An apparatus for measuring a blood volume, includes: a first calculator which calculates a first blood volume by using information on a cardiac output of a subject; and a second calculator which...
8521282 Implantable medical system with acoustic sensor to measure mitral blood flow  
A heart stimulation system comprises an electrode lead comprising at least one stimulation electrode a stimulation pulse generator adapted to generate electric stimulation pulses and being...
8491487 Detection of parameters in cardiac output related waveforms  
Methods for detecting parameters in cardiac output related waveforms are described. The methods include methods for detecting individual heart beat cycles in a cardiac output related waveform,...
8465435 Method, a system and a computer program product for determining a beat-to-beat stroke volume and/or a cardiac output  
The invention relates to a method 10 for determining a beat-to-beat stroke volume 9a and/or a cardiac output 9b based on a measurement 2 of suitable arterial pressure data. At the step 4 a...
8449470 System for repetitive measurements of cardiac output in freely moving individuals  
A system for evaluating the cardiovascular system parameters using indicator dilution and non-invasive or minimally invasive detection and calibration methods are disclosed. Intravascular...
8428720 Posture-induced changes to physiological parameters  
Methods and devices for analyzing posture-induced changes to physiological parameters of a patient (e.g., ejection time, heart rate, etc.) to provide an assessment of one or more conditions of the...
8424524 Method and apparatus for producing an average signal characteristic profile from cyclically recurring signals  
A method and apparatus for providing an average signal characteristic profile derived from signals obtained from different cycles of a cyclically recurring physiological phenomenon. A signal...
8340748 Fetus electrocardiogram signal measuring method and its device  
Disclosed are a fetus electrocardiogram signal measuring method and its device that are capable of measuring the electrocardiogram signals of a fetus even during fetus movements and even at a...
8337444 Measurement of cardiac output and blood volume by non-invasive detection of indicator dilution for hemodialysis  
A system and method of non-invasive or minimally invasive evaluating the cardiovascular system parameters to estimate the cardiac output and circulating blood volume of a patient undergoing...
8328728 Implantable hemodynamic monitor and methods for use therewith  
Provided herein are implantable systems that include an implantable photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor, which can be used to obtain an arterial PPG waveform. In an embodiment, a metric of a...
8292822 Biopsy localization method and device  
A biopsy localization device made according to the invention includes a bioresorbable element, such as a cellulose. The bioresorbable element preferably carries a radiopaque marker. The...
8282569 Method and apparatus for determining ejection fraction  
A method is provided for determining ejection fraction. The method includes: measuring a physiologic signal indicative of blood pressure; analyzing the physiologic signal at more than one time...
8280511 Systems and methods for use by an implantable medical device for detecting heart failure based on the independent information content of immittance vectors  
Techniques are provided for detecting heart failure or other medical conditions within a patient using an implantable medical device, such as pacemaker or implantable cardioverter/defibrillator,...
8273029 Pressure recovery index to assess cardiac function  
Determining an index for assessing cardiac function. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving ventricular pressure data during an invasive cardiac procedure, wherein the received pressure...
8262581 Solid tissue impedance estimating method, cardiac output calculating method, pulmonary artery wedge pressure calculating method, cardiac output monitoring device, cardiac output monitoring system, pulmonary artery wedge pressure monitoring device, and pulmonary artery wedge pressure monitoring system  
A practical method for estimating cardiac output and pulmonary artery wedge pressure with good accuracy is provided. A method is provided for estimating the impedance arising from solid tissue by...
8264363 System and method for detecting occlusion using flow sensor output  
A method of detecting an occlusion for an infusion therapy in one embodiment includes: monitoring an output signal from a flowrate sensor for a pulsatile fluid flow having a frequency range, the...
8257273 Device for determining cardiopulmonary volumes and flows of a living being  
The invention relates to a device for determining cardiopulmonary volumes and flows of a living being. According to the invention, the evaluation unit (14) of a transpulmonary measurement...
8255046 Detecting worsening heart failure based on impedance measurements  
Techniques for processing impedance data to provide an early warning for heart failure decompensation are described. An example device may be configured to measure intrathoracic impedance values,...
8211027 Method and apparatus for determining at least one patient-related parameter for monitoring a patient  
A method is described for determining at least one patient-related parameter for monitoring a patient. A general population-related non-linear pressure/CSA relationship of the arterial vascular...
8202224 System and method for calibrating cardiac pressure measurements derived from signals detected by an implantable medical device  
Various techniques are provided for calibrating and estimating left atrial pressure (LAP) using an implantable medical device, based on impedance, admittance or conductance parameters measured...
8187199 Myocardial contractile reserve measured during activities of daily living  
A contractile reserve indicator, corresponding to a predicted value of a maximum change in myocardial contractility that can be achieved by a subject, can be determined using a detected indication...
8162843 Method for measuring cardiac output via an extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support circuit  
A method for determining cardiac output in conjunction with flow through an extracorporeal circuit, wherein flow through an arterial line of the extracorporeal circuit is temporarily reversed and...
8131354 Apparatus and method for estimating stroke volume of the heart using bio-impedance techniques  
A method of estimating stroke volume of the heart is described. In this method, the volume of the heart is estimated from electrical impedance data of the chest, at two different phases of the...
8090442 Apparatus and method for spatially and temporally distributing cardiac electrical stimulation  
A cardiac electro-stimulatory device and method for operating same in which stimulation pulses are distributed among a plurality of electrodes fixed at different sites of the myocardium in order...
8068909 Measurement of cardiac performance with movement sensors and related methods  
Embodiments of the invention are related to implantable devices including movement sensors and related methods for measuring cardiac performance, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the...
8041801 Information recommendation system based on biometric information  
State information of a user is detected via a biometric information sensor and is stored, in a nonvolatile memory, in association with a content identifier of content that is being reproduced for...

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