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9042980 Signal analysis in implantable cardiac treatment devices  
Methods and devices for cardiac signal analysis in implantable cardiac therapy systems. Several signal processing and/or conditioning methods are shown including R-wave detection embodiments...
9042982 Algorithm for the automatic determination of optimal AV and VV intervals  
Methods and devices for determining optimal Atrial to Ventricular (AV) pacing intervals and Ventricular to Ventricular (VV) delay intervals in order to optimize cardiac output. Impedance,...
9039594 Signal transmitting and lesion excluding heart implants for pacing, defibrillating, and/or sensing of heart beat  
Devices, systems, and methods for treating a heart of a patient may make use of structures which limit a size of a chamber of the heart, such as by deploying a tensile member to bring a wall of...
9042981 Vagus nerve stimulation with target effects controlled by adjusting temporal parameters  
One or more temporal stimulation parameters of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) are selected to substantially modulate one or more target physiological functions without substantially modulating one...
9037233 Intermittent high-energy cardiac stimulation for therapeutic effect  
A device and method for delivering high-energy electrical stimulation to the heart in order to improve cardiac function in heart failure patients. The high-energy stimulation mimics the effects of...
9037234 Implantable cardiac stimulation devices, and methods of use therewith, that use assignable pace return capacitors  
Described herein are implantable cardiac stimulation devices, and methods for use therewith. A pacing channel of such a device includes a pace output terminal, a pulse generator and at least two...
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...
9031648 Endocardial pacing devices and methods useful for resynchronization and defibrillation  
According to one aspect, various methods and apparatus are used for treating a condition of a patient's heart, and for monitoring cardiac operation. In one approach consistent therewith, an...
9031650 Closed loop neural stimulation synchronized to cardiac cycles  
Various aspects of the present subject matter relate to a method. According to various method embodiments, cardiac activity is detected, and neural stimulation is synchronized with a reference...
9031646 Automated assessment of atrioventricular and ventriculoatrial conduction  
A method discriminates between ventricular arrhythmia and supraventricular arrhythmia by determining the direction of an electrical signal conducted through the atrioventricular node. An...
9026210 Pacing configuration for an implantable medical device  
An implantable medical device includes a sensor configured to generate an endocardial acceleration (EA) signal representative of activity of a patient's heart. The device further includes one or...
9026206 Therapy system including cardiac rhythm therapy and neurostimulation capabilities  
An implantable medical system that includes a cardiac therapy module and a neurostimulation therapy module may identify when neurostimulation electrodes have migrated toward a patient's heart. In...
9020593 Selection of pacing sites to enhance cardiac performance  
Systems and methods for selection of electrodes and related pacing configuration parameters used to pace a heart chamber are described. A change in the hemodynamic state of a patient is detected....
9014804 Implantable medical device for treating neurological conditions including ECG sensing  
An implantable medical device such as an implantable pulse generator that includes EEG sensing for monitoring and treating neurological conditions, and leadless ECG sensing for monitoring cardiac...
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...
9014809 Acquiring nerve activity from carotid body and/or sinus  
An exemplary embodiment includes acquiring an electroneurogram of the right carotid sinus nerve or the left carotid sinus nerve, analyzing the electroneurogram for at least one of chemosensory...
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...
9008772 Hybrid autothreshold  
An apparatus comprises a control circuit that initiates a normal pacing mode for delivery of electrostimulation energy to the heart chamber. In response to an indication to initiate a threshold...
9008768 Methods, devices and systems for cardiac rhythm management using an electrode arrangement  
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, methods and devices for cardiac applications. One such device is directed to a catheter, and uses thereof, for capturing...
9002450 Systems and methods for assessing the sphericity and dimensional extent of heart chambers for use with an implantable medical device  
Techniques are provided for use with an implantable medical device for assessing left ventricular (LV) sphericity and atrial dimensional extent based on impedance measurements for the purposes of...
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...
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...
8983601 Extravascular neuromodulation to treat heart failure  
Treatment of heart failure in a patient by electrically modulating both the sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic cardiac nerve fibers that innervate the patient's heart at an extravascular...
8983602 Method and apparatus to perform electrode combination selection  
Approaches for selecting an electrode combination of multi-electrode pacing devices are described. Electrode combination parameters that support cardiac function consistent with a prescribed...
8983600 Method and apparatus for safety control during cardiac pacing mode transition  
A cardiac pacing system introduces a transitional period when pacing mode changes, such as when pacing starts and stops, or when one or more pacing parameter values change substantially. For each...
8977355 EMI filter employing a capacitor and an inductor tank circuit having optimum component values  
A bandstop filter having optimum component values is provided for a lead of an active implantable medical device (AIMD). The bandstop filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The...
8972005 Subthreshold lead impedance measurement for subcutaneous device  
A subthreshold lead impedance technique is described for an implantable medical device. The lead impedance technique may be applicable to a subcutaneous implantable cardioversion defibrillator...
8972013 Using physiological sensor data with an implantable medical device  
An implantable medical system includes an implantable medical device (IMD) and an electrode coupleable to the IMD. The electrode is operative to deliver a first electrical signal from the IMD to a...
8972006 Method and apparatus to ensure consistent left ventricular pacing  
A method of operating a cardiac therapy system to deliver cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacing that includes pacing both ventricles or pacing only the left ventricle is described....
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...
8965502 Cardiac stimulator for cardiac contractility modulation  
At least one embodiment of the invention relates to a cardiac stimulator comprising at least one stimulation unit to deliver subthreshold stimulation pulses for a cardiac contractility modulation...
8958870 Therapy program modification  
A therapy program may be modified based on information indicative of a change in a therapy field, which may represent a region of a patient's tissue to which therapy is delivered. Upon receiving...
8958873 Method and apparatus for safe and efficient delivery of cardiac stress augmentation pacing  
A cardiac pacing system controls the progression of a cardiac disorder such as heart failure by delivering cardiac stress augmentation pacing to create or augment regional stress in the heart...
8956295 Sleep detection using an adjustable threshold  
Devices and methods for sleep detection involve the use of an adjustable threshold for detecting sleep onset and termination. A method for detecting sleep includes adjusting a sleep threshold...
8958871 Methods and apparatus for pulsed electric field neuromodulation via an intra-to-extravascular approach  
Methods and apparatus are provided for pulsed electric field neuromodulation via an intra-to-extravascular approach, e.g., to effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis...
8954146 Implantable cardiac device with dyspnea measurement  
Cardiac monitoring and/or stimulation methods and systems employing dyspnea measurement. An implantable cardiac device may sense transthoracic impedance and determine a patient activity level. An...
8954145 Animal and plant cell electric stimulator with randomized spatial distribution of electrodes for both current injection and for electric field shaping  
An electric stimulator for heart, brain, organs and general cells with a random shape and position of electrodes which enhances its performance for breaking the symmetry. Two types of electrodes...
8951546 Flexible implantable composites and implants comprising same  
Described herein are implantable composites, kits comprising the composites, implant devices comprising the composites, and methods of making and using same, including point of use methods.
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...
8948866 Configuration of pacing output channels  
During auto-threshold, autocapture, or other evoked response sensing, post-pace artifact is reduced by using a smaller coupling capacitor value than what is used when not in such an evoked...
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...
8948865 Methods for treating heart arrhythmia  
Methods and apparatus are provided for treatment of heart arrhythmia via renal neuromodulation. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, ablation,...
8942819 Automatic neural stimulation titration sweep  
Various neural stimulator embodiments comprise controller circuitry, neural stimulation output circuitry, sensor circuitry and a memory. The neural stimulation output circuitry is configured to...
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...
8938296 System and method for timing synchronized pacing  
A device and method for cardiac rhythm management in which a heart chamber is paced in accordance with sense signals from the opposite chamber or other distant cardiac site. The method is...
8934970 Physiological vibration detection in an implanted medical device  
An embodiment of an implantable system configured to be implanted in a patient includes an accelerometer, a neural stimulator, and a controller. The neural stimulator is configured to deliver...
8934969 Systems, devices and methods for monitoring efficiency of pacing  
Various systems, methods, devices and arrangements are implemented for use in pacing of the heart. One implementation is directed to methods and systems for determining a pacing location in the...
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...
8929984 Criteria for optimal electrical resynchronization during fusion pacing  
Generally, the disclosure is directed one or more methods or systems of cardiac pacing employing a plurality of left ventricular electrodes. Pacing using a first one of the left ventricular...
8923965 Systems and methods for optimizing AV/VV pacing delays using combined IEGM/impedance-based techniques for use with implantable medical devices  
Systems and methods are provided wherein intracardiac electrogram (IEGM) signals are used to determine a set of preliminary optimized atrioventricular (AV/PV) and interventricular (VV) pacing...