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9037239 Method and apparatus to perform electrode combination selection  
A method and apparatus for selecting an electrode combination in a cardiac pacing device. In some instances, this may include: implanting a plurality of cardiac electrodes supported by one or more...
9026213 Medical device lead with conductor fracture prediction  
A medical device lead includes a lead body having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is configured for connection to a pulse generator. One or more electrodes are at a distal end of...
9014806 System and method for performing a capture test based on the analysis of a cardiac vectogram  
Performing a capture test on a stimulated cardiac cycle based on the analysis of a cardiac vectogram using an active medical device including circuits and control logic for delivering electrical...
9002454 Tracking pacing effectiveness based on waveform features  
Methods and/or devices may be configured to track effectiveness of pacing therapy by monitoring two or more electrical vectors of the patient's heart during pacing therapy and analyzing at least...
8996110 System and method for determining cause of irregularity within physiologic data  
A method for determining the cause of an irregularity in physiologic data collected by a medical device may include monitoring a collected physiologic characteristic of a patient through the...
8996101 Heart sound sensing to reduce inappropriate tachyarrhythmia therapy  
A method and device for detecting a cardiac event that includes sensing cardiac electrical signals representative of electrical activity of a heart of a patient, detecting the cardiac event in...
8996111 Lead recognition for an implantable medical system  
The disclosure describes implantable medical systems that respond to occurrence of a lead-related condition by utilizing an elongated coil electrode in defining an alternative pacing therapy...
8983605 System and method for detecting pulmonary edema based on impedance measured using an implantable medical device during a lead maturation interval  
Techniques are provided for use by implantable medical devices such as cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices for detecting pulmonary edema based on transthoracic impedance sensed using...
8983585 Method and apparatus for detecting and discriminating tachycardia  
A medical device and associated method for monitoring a patient's heart rhythm sensing a cardiac signal determine whether a cardiac signal is noise corrupted by obtaining cardiac signal pulses and...
8977883 Time synchronization improvements for interoperable medical devices  
A computer-implemented method is presented for synchronizing time between two handheld medical devices that interoperate with each other. The method includes: determining a first time as measured...
8972010 Method and device for detecting noise  
The present invention generally relates to implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers, and, in particular, to a method and an implantable medical device capable of detecting the presence of...
8965507 System and method for selection of pacing vectors  
Various techniques are disclosed for quickly and efficiently determining cardiac pacing vectors that minimize phrenic nerve stimulation.
8965505 Utilization of morphology discrimination after undersensing determination for underlying rhythms in the therapy zone  
A medical device and method for detecting and classifying cardiac rhythm episodes that includes a sensing module to sense cardiac events, a therapy delivery module, and a detection module...
8965506 Fault tolerant pacing  
Methods and/or devices may be configured to monitor the performance of pacing therapy and provide fault-tolerant operation to provide therapy in the event of certain failure modes occurring in the...
8958874 Measuring autonomic tone using atrioventricular delay  
An autonomic status indicator representative of a sympathetic/parasympathetic balance of a subject can use atrioventricular (AV) delays measured during recovery from (or in response to) elevated...
8954160 Detection of extracardiac stimulation by a cardiac rhythm management device  
A medical device system and associated method for controlling a cardiac rhythm management therapy detect extracardiac stimulation. Cardiac pacing pulses are delivered, and a cardiac electrical...
8948868 Methods and apparatus for manually suspending intrathoracic impedance fluid status measurements  
The capability to suspend a patient alert relating to a monitored physiologic parameters addresses a need to selectively shut off a patient-alert signal or signals during the time a patient is...
8948869 Criteria for optimal electrical resynchronization derived from multipolar leads or multiple electrodes during biventricular pacing  
Generally, the disclosure is directed one or more methods or systems of cardiac pacing employing a right ventricular electrode and a plurality of left ventricular electrodes. Pacing using the...
8948867 Capture detection with cross chamber backup pacing  
In connection with capture detection for a heart chamber with backup pacing in a contralateral heart chamber, a cardiac signal of the first heart chamber is sensed following delivery of a pacing...
8942798 Alternative operation mode for an implantable medical device based upon lead condition  
A method, apparatus, and system for determining an adverse operational condition associated with a lead assembly in an implantable medical device used for providing a therapeutic electrical signal...
8929983 Reverse hysteresis and mode switching for intermittent pacing therapy  
Cardioprotective pre-excitation pacing may be applied to stress or de-stress a particular myocardial region delivering of pacing pulses in a manner that causes a dyssynchronous contraction. Such...
8923966 Method and apparatus for pacing safety margin  
An apparatus comprises a cardiac signal sensing circuit, a pacing therapy circuit, and a controller circuit. The controller circuit includes a safety margin calculation circuit. The controller...
8918173 System and method for graphically configuring leads  
Systems and methods are provided for graphically configuring leads for a medical device. According to one aspect, the system generally comprises a medical device and a processing device, such as a...
8914106 Utilization of morphology discrimination after T-wave oversensing determination for underlying rhythms in the therapy zone  
A medical device and method for detecting and classifying cardiac rhythm episodes that includes a sensing module to sense cardiac events; a therapy delivery module, and a detection module...
8914109 Method and system for identifying a potential lead failure in an implantable medical device  
A method for detecting potential failures by an implantable medical lead is disclosed. The method includes sensing first, second and third signals between at least first and second combinations of...
8900140 Multiple vector fluid localization  
A differential or relative measurement between an orthogonal measurement vector and another measurement vector can be used to determine the location where fluid accumulation is occurring or the...
8886313 Systems and methods for ranking and selection of pacing vectors  
Approaches to rank potential left ventricular (LV) pacing vectors are described. Early elimination tests are performed to determine the viability of LV cathode electrodes. Some LV cathodes are...
8886300 Methods and systems for selecting capture verification modes  
Methods and systems are directed to selecting from a variety of capture verification modes. A plurality of capture verification modes, including a beat by beat capture detection mode and a capture...
8886317 MRI operation modes for implantable medical devices  
One embodiment of the present invention relates to an implantable medical device (“IMD”) that can be programmed from one operational mode to another operational mode when in the presence of...
8880172 Retrograde atrial sensing for identifying sub-threshold atrial pacing  
Atrial capture threshold testing is performed in accordance with an atrial capture threshold testing schedule. Monitoring for retrograde P-waves occurs at least during times other than times...
8874213 System and method for monitoring diastolic function using an implantable medical device  
Diastolic function is monitored within a patient using a pacemaker or other implantable medical device. In one example, the implantable device uses morphological parameters derived from the T-wave...
8868183 Method and apparatus to implement multiple parameter sets in an implantable device  
An implantable cardiac function management device including a programmable controller can be used to include a user-specifiable therapy control parameter set. The therapy control parameter set may...
8855760 Systems and methods for early detection of lead breaches using cross-lead impedances detected by an implantable medical device  
Techniques are provided for use with an implantable medical device for detecting breaches in lead insulation or other lead failures. In one example, bipolar impedance is measured along single-lead...
8855765 Fault tolerant methods and architectures for embedded intelligence in medical leads  
The present disclosure pertains to methods, devices and systems for detection of a lead-related condition in a medical electrical lead. In accordance with the disclosure, a physiological waveform...
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...
8849416 Implantable bio-electro-physiologic interface matrix  
An implantable device (100) having an electronic component (110) and a biologic materials component (130). The biologic materials component has target cells in a matrix that interfaces the...
8849399 Identifying heart failure patients suitable for resynchronization therapy using QRS complex width from an intracardiac electrogram  
Methods and systems are disclosed for determining whether a patient is a responder to cardiac resynchronization therapy. The beginning and ending of the intrinsic ventricular depolarization are...
8849400 Method and apparatus for post-processing of episodes detected by a medical device  
A method and system for post-processing of sensing data associated with identification of a cardiac event by a medical device that includes transmitting a plurality of stored sensing data...
8845706 Medical treatment apparatus for exposing tumor mass  
A medical treatment apparatus applies heat to the skin so that the skin may be gradually collapsed without incision and thereby a tumor mass beneath the skin may be exposed to the outside and...
8843199 Cardiac response classification using multisite sensing and pacing  
Methods and devices for classifying a cardiac pacing response involve using a first electrode combination for pacing and a second electrode combination for sensing a cardiac signal following...
8838236 Wearable cardiac defibrillator system with anti-bradyarrhythmia pacing and methods  
In one embodiment, a wearable defibrillation system may sense whether its wearer meets an unconscious bradyarrhythmia condition that can be associated with becoming unconscious. Even though such a...
8838243 System and method for programming an implantable pulse generator  
In one embodiment, a method of programming an IPG comprises providing one or several GUI screens on the programmer device, the GUI screens comprising a master amplitude GUI control for controlling...
8838241 Neurostimulation controlled by assessment of cardiovascular risk  
Stimulation of a patient's nervous system is controlled based on cardiovascular risk assessment performed by an implantable medical device. For example, an implantable medical device may monitor...
8831724 Method and apparatus for using heart rate variability as a safety check in electrical therapies  
A cardiac rhythm management system modulates the delivery of pacing and/or autonomic neurostimulation pulses based on heart rate variability (HRV). An HRV parameter being a measure of the HRV is...
8831725 Method and apparatus for post-processing of episodes detected by a medical device  
A method and system of post-processing of sensing data generated by a medical device that includes transmitting a plurality of stored sensing data generated by the medical device to an access...
8825157 Vector switching in an implantable cardiac stimulus system  
The implantable cardiac treatment system of the present invention is capable of choosing the most appropriate electrode vector to sense within a particular patient. In certain embodiments, the...
8825158 Method and apparatus for detection of lead conductor anomalies using dynamic electrical parameters  
A method and apparatus to detect anomalies in the conductors of leads attached to implantable medical devices based on the dynamical electrical changes these anomalies cause. In one embodiment,...
8825159 Devices and methods for steering electrical stimulation in cardiac rhythm management  
Tools and methods are particularly suited for certain cardiac conditions involving use of a catheter for pacing of the right and left ventricles from a lead in the right ventricle, e.g., to...
8805505 Using telemetry downlink for real time clock calibration  
An implantable medical device includes a local clock generator for generating a system clock signal. The local clock generator is periodically calibrated to maintain accuracy of the generated...
8805486 Device for the analysis of an endocardiac signal of acceleration  
Devices and methods related to endocardial acceleration signal processing are provided. One device is configured to: (1) divide an endocardial acceleration (EA) signal into a plurality of EA...