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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...
9033996 System, method and apparatus for placing therapeutic devices in a heart  
The present invention relates to a system and method for positioning a sheath and guiderail catheter into the Coronary Sinus (CS) to introduce pacing therapy within a heart of a subject. The...
9037263 System and method for implantable medical device lead shielding  
An implantable medical device (IMD) can include a cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Various portions of the IMD, such as a device body, a lead body, or a lead...
9037242 System of redundant wires and connectors for picafina DBS and heart pacemaker electrical stimulating device implanted in animals including human animals  
A system to increase the reliability of the electrical connections between the stimulating electrodes and the battery/controlling electronics of an electrical stimulating device as DBS (Deep Brain...
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...
9020610 Electrode system with shunt electrode  
Electrode systems that may be used with implantable medical devices such as a pacemaker, in addition to one or more conventional electrodes, include a shunt electrode. Under ordinary conditions,...
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...
9005194 Atrial ablation catheter adapted for treatment of septal wall arrhythmogenic foci and method of use  
An atrial ablation catheter with an electrode array particularly adapted to locate and ablate foci of arrhythmia which are required for sustained atrial fibrillation is provided. The array is...
9002474 Establashing continuity between a shield within an implantable medical lead and a shield within an implantable lead extension  
Implantable medical leads and implantable lead extensions include a shield. The implantable medical lead is coupled to the implantable lead extension. Stimulation electrodes of the implantable...
8996128 Couplings for implanted leads and external stimulators, and associated systems and methods  
Couplings for implanted leads and external stimulators, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a cable assembly that in turn...
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...
8996133 Methods and apparatus for lead placement on a surface of the heart  
The methods and apparatus for lead placement on a surface of the heart are employed using an elongated body having proximal and distal end portions. The body defines a lead receiving passageway...
8996134 Implantable lead  
A highly flexible implantable lead that offers improved flexibility, fatigue life and fatigue and abrasion resistance improved reliability, effective electrode tissue contact with a small diameter...
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...
8989873 Intravascular medical device with advancable electrode  
Implantable medical devices and methods use an intravascular implantable medical device having an elongated housing module to contain one or more circuitry components. An opening is defined...
8989871 Pacing lead in an extended area of a heart cavity, implantable by over the wire technique in the deep coronary network  
A pacing lead (20) having a lead body (22) with a central lumen and provided with structure for retaining the lead body to a wall of the coronary network, and a hollow tubular extension (26),...
8983622 Implantable leads with optimized lead body cross-section configuration  
Medical lead body configurations that reduce conductor flexural fatigue. The various lead body embodiments include a support section and can also include other features such as a semi-straight...
8974454 Kit for non-invasive electrophysiology procedures and method of its use  
An electrophysiology catheter for use with a steerable introducer sheath includes a flexible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end and at least one hollow elongate tip electrode...
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...
8968299 Circuit for a catheter or sheath and method of forming same  
A circuit (10, 110, 210) configured for connecting an electrode (28, 126, 228) to a catheter or sheath is disclosed. The circuit (10, 110, 210) includes a member (12, 112, 212) having a...
8951201 Method and apparatus for performing transesophageal cardiovascular procedures  
An apparatus for performing a transesophageal cardiovascular procedure includes an elongated tubular main access device having a first lumen with an open proximal end and a distal side opening,...
8948882 Fixation components for implantable medical devices and associated device construction  
A fixation component for a medical electrical lead includes a tubular sidewall that has an outer surface from which a plurality of deformable barb-like projections extend, each projection being in...
8942828 Minimally invasive cardiovascular support system with true haptic coupling  
A family of minimally-invasive surgical (MIS) cardiac interventional tools with tactile feedback based upon cardiac mechanical data and physiologic parameters derived from sensors positioned upon...
8942825 Implantable device with elongated electrical conductor  
A temporarily or permanently implantable medical device having at least one elongated electrical function conductor for transmitting therapeutic signals or diagnostic signals or both. At least one...
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...
8938310 Coronary sinus cannula with left ventricle lead and pressure tent  
Techniques for biventricular pacing include a rigid shaped stylet approximating curves of a coronary sinus and branch vein. Some techniques include a parasternal coronary sinus cannula comprising...
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...
8929969 Catheter assembly and associated method  
A catheter assembly for use in an anatomy can include an elongated body, which can have a proximal end and a distal end. The body can also define a lumen from the proximal end to the distal end....
8923989 Lead assembly including a polymer interconnect and methods related thereto  
A lead assembly includes a ring component having mechanical coupling features, and at least one polymer component mechanically coupled with the mechanical coupling features of the ring component....
8920432 Lead delivery device and method  
A medical apparatus includes a guidewire and a fixator catheter. The fixator catheter comprises a tubular body with a distal portion and a proximal portion, and further includes a distal opening,...
8920418 PFO closing device  
A PFO closing device includes: a clamper including a stick portion provided at a distal portion of a catheter for sticking to a foramen ovale valve and a sandwich member for sandwiching a...
8918192 Lead for implantable cardiac prosthesis, including protection against the thermal effects of MRI fields  
A lead for an implantable cardiac prosthesis, with protection against the thermal effects of MRI fields by terminating the lead head (10) with an electrically insulating tubular outer housing (28)...
8910376 Systems and methods for forming an end of an elongated member of an electrical stimulation system  
A method for forming a lead or lead extension having an arrangement of elongated conductors disposed in a body of a lead or lead extension includes ablating a plurality of spaced-apart channels in...
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...
8903512 Medical system including a novel bipolar pacing pair  
An implantable electrical medical system comprises a low voltage cathode electrode assembly, including a cathode surface adapted for, intimate contact with electrically active tissue, and a low...
8903511 Lead assembly with porous polyethylene cover  
A lead assembly including a porous polyethylene cover. In an example, the cover includes sections that have differing pore sizes. In an example, a section of the cover near a distal end portion of...
8880147 Sensor assembly tethered within catheter wall  
A distal tip assembly for an elongate medical device having an axis comprises a shaft having a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, a wall, and a central lumen extending axially between...
8874237 Delivery catheter including side port and electrodes  
A delivery catheter, including a catheter body, a side port, a first electrode, and a second electrode, is described. The catheter body may comprise a proximal end, a distal end, and a perimeter...
8874232 Electrode array having concentric split ring electrodes and methods of making the same  
A device for brain stimulation includes a lead body having a longitudinal surface and a distal end. The device further includes at least one ring array. The at least one ring array includes a...
8868213 Microlead for detection/stimulation, implantable in venous, arterial or lymphatic networks  
A microlead implantable in a patient's venous, arterial or lymphatic networks for the detection and/or stimulation of tissue. The microlead has a diameter at most equal to 2 French (0.66 mm) and...
8852181 Energy based devices and methods for treatment of anatomic tissue defects  
Methods and apparatus for treatment of anatomic defects in human tissues, such as patent foramen ovale (PFO), atrial or ventricular septal defects, left atrial appendage, patent ductus arteriosis,...
8850702 Cable consolidation with a laser  
The embodiments herein relate to a conductor cable for use in a lead and more specifically to methods and devices related to laser consolidation of the cable. The various conductor cable...
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...
8849382 Apparatus and display methods relating to intravascular placement of a catheter  
An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip...
8849425 Implantable apparatus for detection of external noise using motion sensor signal  
Detects external noise using a motion sensor signal for example to increase the specificity of arrhythmia detections based on active muscle noise detection. Whenever a motion signal is present...
8849424 Integrated conductive sensor package having conductor bypass, distal electrode, distal adapter and custom molded overlay  
This disclosure relates to implantable medical devices (IMDs); in particular, to medical electrical leads having an integrated sensor disposed in a hermetic package and said sensor package...
8843214 Low impedance, low modulus wire configurations for a medical device  
Techniques are disclosed related to wires that may be used within a medical device. According to one example, a wire may include a core formed of a material having a resistivity of less than 25...
8838237 Summation anodal pacing to complement multisite stimulation  
A device and method for cardiac pacing is disclosed in which anodal pacing of the left ventricle is provided. Anodal pacing occurs when an anodal surface area is sufficiently small to create an...