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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...
8918193 Heart wire  
An apparatus including a pledget; and an anchor disposed through the pledget in a manner to form a loop over a surface of the pledget, wherein the anchor comprises electrically conductive...
8831720 Method of implanting and using a subcutaneous defibrillator  
A subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is disclosed which has an electrically active canister which houses a source of electrical energy, a capacitor, and operational circuitry that...
8818528 Internal paddle electrode  
An internal paddle electrode includes: an electrode which is to be in contact with a living body to apply a voltage; a cable which includes a voltage supply path that extends between a voltage...
8798740 Single chamber leadless intra-cardiac medical device with dual-chamber functionality  
A leadless intra-cardiac medical device (LIMD) includes a housing configured to be implanted entirely within a single local chamber of the heart.
8788066 Implant tool and improved electrode design for minimally invasive procedure  
Devices and methods of use for introduction and implantation of an electrode as part of a minimally invasive technique. An implantable baroreflex activation system includes a control system having...
8744601 Methods for optimization of biventricular pacing devices and systems useful therefor  
The invention is directed to methods and devices for optimization of biventricular pacing in subjects suffering from heart failure. The invention provides for a method for selection of optimal...
8700147 Synchronization of defibrillation and chest compressions  
A resuscitation system for use by a rescuer for resuscitating a patient having a ventricular arrhythmia, comprising circuitry and processing configured for detection of chest compression/phase...
8660668 Lead fastener  
Lead electrode assemblies for use with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator subcutaneously implanted outside the ribcage between the third and twelfth ribs comprising the electrode. Example...
8611999 Refractory and blanking intervals in the context of multi-site left ventricular pacing  
A refractory period for a pacemaker sensing channel refers to a period of time during which the sensing channel is either blind to incoming electrical signals, termed a blanking interval, and/or...
8588904 Pacemaker  
A system for pacing a heart includes an implantable pulse generator configured to generate electrical impulses for stimulating contraction of cardiac tissue; first, second, third, and fourth leads...
8579798 External cardiac stress reduction method  
An external heart wall stress reduction apparatus is provided to create a heart wall shape change. The device is generally disposed to the exterior of a heart chamber to reshape the chamber into a...
8554342 Neural stimulation lead fixation  
An implantable lead having at least one electrode contact at or near its distal end prevents undesirable movement of the electrode contact from its initial implant location. One embodiment relates...
8538555 Cardiac access methods and apparatus  
A chamber or vasculature of a heart may be accessed via the pericardial space of the heart. Initially, the pericardial space may be accessed via a transmyocardial approach or a subxiphoid...
8532789 Subcutaneous lead fixation mechanisms  
A medical device that includes a lead having a lead body extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and a housing having a connector block for receiving the proximal end of the lead body. A...
8494657 Resorbable anchor arrangements for implantable devices and methods of making and using  
An implantable device includes a device body and at least one anchoring unit configured and arranged for anchoring the device body in a patient upon implantation. The anchoring unit includes a...
8478401 Synchronization of defibrillation and chest compressions  
A resuscitation system for use by a rescuer for resuscitating a patient having a ventricular arrhythmia, comprising circuitry and processing configured for detection of chest compression/phase...
8449442 Method and device for percutaneous left ventricular reconstruction  
A method for reducing left ventricular volume, which comprises identifying infarcted tissue during open chest surgery; reducing left ventricle volume while preserving the ventricular apex; and...
8437867 Implant tool and improved electrode design for minimally invasive procedure  
Devices and methods of use for introduction and implantation of an electrode as part of a minimally invasive technique. An implantable baroreflex activation system includes a control system having...
8406902 Intrapericardial lead with precurved distal end portion  
The intrapericardial lead includes a lead body having a proximal portion and a flexible, pre-curved distal end portion. The distal end portion carries at least one electrode assembly containing an...
8321036 Cardiac rhythm management device  
A medical device is disclosed for implantation on an epicardial surface of the heart. The device has a transmural member providing optimal electrode locations for various therapies. The...
8311648 Cardiac access methods and apparatus  
A delivery apparatus for accessing the pericardial space of a heart including an elongated body defining a lumen and a piercing member that extends from a distal portion of the elongated body for...
8295947 Devices and methods for transluminal or transthoracic interstitial electrode placement  
Methods and devices for implanting pacing electrodes or other apparatus, or for delivering substances, to the heart of other tissues within the body. A guided tissue penetrating catheter is...
8285375 Subcutaneous electrode with improved contact shape for transthoracic conduction  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a lead electrode assembly for use with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator subcutaneously implanted outside the ribcage between the third and...
8235884 Cardiac tissue energy dispersion device  
An electromagnetic cardiac assembly adapted to assist ventricular output in a human heart includes a magnetic mat adapted for mounting inside a human body near the heart. The mat is made from a...
8231517 Stabilization for electromagnetic biventricular assist device  
An electromagnetic cardiac assembly adapted to assist ventricular output in a human heart includes a magnetic mat adapted for mounting inside a human body adjacent the heart. The mat is made from...
8231518 Cardiac diastolic augmentation improving cardiac output in electromagnetic biventricular assist device  
An electromagnetic biventricular assist device adapted to assist ventricular output in a human heart includes a magnetic mat adapted for mounting inside a human body adjacent the heart, and an...
8135476 Implantable medical electrical stimulation lead fixation method and apparatus  
An implantable medical electrical lead for electrical stimulation of body tissue that includes at least one shape memory polymer portion that has a first configuration and a second configuration,...
8060219 Epicardial patch including isolated extracellular matrix with pacing electrodes  
An epicardial patch includes an extracellular matrix (ECM) and a plurality of electrodes. The isolated ECM is configured for epicardial attachment over a myocardial region including an injured...
8041430 TENS application devices  
A TENS currents application device has a composite laminated construction consisting of an electrical current conductive layer made of a carbon material sandwiched between a flexible outer layer...
8036757 Pacing lead and method for pacing in the pericardial space  
A pacing lead for implantation in the pericardial space includes an elongated lead body, a compression fixation element, and at least one electrode on either the lead body or the fixation element....
7976456 Cardiac harness  
A cardiac harness for treating or preventing congestive heart failure is configured to be placed about at least a portion of a patient's heart so as to apply a mild compressive force on the heart....
7957820 Conduction block verification probe and method of use  
Devices and methods provide for ablation of cardiac tissue for treating cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. Although the devices and methods are often be used to ablate epicardial...
7908017 Lead deployable myocardial infarction patch  
A method of delivering a myocardial infarction patch to a surface of a heart is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes deploying the patch from an intra pericardial lead.
7899555 Intrapericardial lead  
The intrapericardial lead includes a lead body having a proximal portion and a flexible, pre-curved distal end portion. The distal end portion carries at least one electrode assembly containing an...
7881810 Cardiac access methods and apparatus  
A chamber or vasculature of a heart may be accessed via the pericardial space of the heart. Initially, the pericardial space may be accessed via a transmyocardial approach or a subxiphoid...
7856260 Implantable cardiac patch for measuring physiologic information  
An implantable cardiac patch is configured to be joined to a surface of a heart and includes a body portion having an inner surface configured to be joined to the surface of the heart. The body...
7809438 Methods and systems for treating arrhythmias using a combination of vibrational and electrical energy  
Methods and apparatus for cardiac pacing, cardioversion and defibrillation rely on delivering ultrasonic or other vibrational energy in combination with electrical energy to the heart, usually...
7797059 System and method for lead implantation in a pericardial space  
A system for pericardial lead implantation is disclosed herein. The system includes an implantation tool and a stimulation lead. The implantation tool includes a tubular body, a first lumen, a...
7783366 Lead for AV nodal vagal stimulation through an epicardial fat pad  
A medical electrical lead for conducting electrical signals between an electrical stimulator and a heart site includes a lead body extending from a distal non-conductive disk member to a proximal...
7729783 Apparatus and methods for vacuum- and mechanically-assisted fixation of medical electrical leads  
A method and apparatus for providing positive fixation of medical components to a portion of pericardial tissue via both vacuum- and/or mechanically-assisted means. A source of vacuum couples via...
7725197 Medical electrical lead with friction-enhancing fixation features  
Medical electrical leads are provided including fixation features for acute and chronic fixation of a portion of the respective leads within the cardiac venous system. The medical electrical lead...
7706876 Internal defibrillator operable with one hand  
A single-handle cordless internal defibrillator includes a pair of paddles, and a pair of electrodes that are respectively connected to a first-end portion of the pair of paddles. The pair of...
7657322 Subcutaneous electrode with improved contact shape for transthoracic conduction  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a lead electrode assembly for use with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator subcutaneously implanted outside the ribcage between the third and...
7640065 Cardiac constraint/therapeutic stimulation device  
A system or appliance to treat heart failure (HF) conditions. The appliance includes a structural support or cardiac constraint to limit further distension of weakened heart tissue. The appliance...
7620454 Gastro-electric stimulation for reducing the acidity of gastric secretions or reducing the amounts thereof  
A gastro-electric stimulation system includes an INS for producing an electrical stimulation signal, at least one medical electrical lead, and at least two electrical contacts. The medical...
7610106 Epicardial heartwire with chest tube  
A heartwire comprises a wire having a proximal end and a distal end, at least part of the distal end being conductive so as to be usable in heart stimulation; and attached to said distal end, an...
7587247 Cardiac harness having an optimal impedance range  
A system for treating the heart including a cardiac harness configured to conform generally to at least a portion of a patient's heart. The system also includes an electrode associated with the...
7531810 Integrated half-beam profile measurement and polar profile for circular radiation field symmetry assessment  
A method for routine monitoring and quality assurance of field asymmetry of high energy circular radiation beam producing equipment. The quality assurance process of field symmetry for devices...
7499759 Distal or proximal fixation of over-the-tether myocardial leads  
The present invention is a myocardial lead attachment system for securing a lead within the myocardium. The attachment system includes an anchor configured to engage the heart, a tether coupled to...

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