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US20120303085 METHODS AND APAPRATUS 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...
US20130190835 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING VAGAL NERVE STIMULATION  
According to various method embodiments, a person is indicated for a therapy to treat a cardiovascular disease, and the therapy is delivered to the person to treat the cardiovascular disease....
US20120303082 Adjusting Cardiac Pacing Response Sensing Intervals  
Discrimination between different types of possible cardiac pacing responses may depend on the timing of expected features that are sensed within a temporal framework. The temporal framework may...
US20140277246 MODULATE PACING RATE TO INCREASE THE PERCENTAGE OF EFFECTIVE VENTRICULAR CAPTURE DURING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION  
The present disclosure pertains to cardiac pacing methods and systems, and, more particularly, to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). In particular, the present disclosure pertains to...
US20140277245 MODULATE PACING RATE TO INCREASE THE PERCENTAGE OF EFFECTIVE VENTRICULAR CAPTURE DURING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION  
The present disclosure pertains to cardiac pacing methods and systems, and, more particularly, to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). In particular, the present disclosure pertains to...
US20150094784 IMPLANTABLE STIMULATION DEVICES, AND METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE THEREWITH, THAT AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST STIMULATION PARAMETERS TO IMPROVE PRELOAD IN AN HF PATIENT  
Methods, systems and devices described herein can be used for automatically adjusting one or more cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacing parameters (and more generally stimulation...
US20150134024 ADAPTIVE CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY  
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) delivered to a heart of a patient may be adjusted based on detection of a surrogate indication of the intrinsic atrioventricular conduction of the heart. In...
US20130197599 ADAPTIVE CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY  
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) delivered to a heart of a patient may be adjusted based on detection of a surrogate indication of the intrinsic atrioventricular conduction of the heart. In...
US20150165205 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING SELECTING OF ONE OR MORE VECTORS IN A MEDICAL DEVICE  
Some systems and methods may facilitate selection of a vector for delivering electrical stimulation to a patient's heart. One method may include displaying a plurality of vectors on a display...
US20110077706 AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF PARAMETERS OF AN EXPOSURE MODE OF AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE  
An implantable medical device (IMD) automatically determines at least a portion of the parameters and, in some instances all of the parameters, of an exposure operating mode based on stored...
US20140114372 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...
US20130103110 ADAPTIVE SAFETY PACING  
Methods and systems involve adjusting an energy used for safety pacing based on the capture threshold. The safety pacing energy may be adjusted prior to a capture threshold test. During the...
US20120095521 DETECTION OF HEART RHYTHM USING AN ACCELEROMETER  
Various techniques for using an accelerometer to detect cardiac contractions are described. One example method described includes filtering a signal received by an electrical sensing channel of an...
US20110046689 CARDIAC PACEMAKER WITH PACING RATE MONITORING  
A pacing monitoring system is described for incorporation in an implantable pacemaker that monitors the pacing rate and/or cumulative pace count in order to protect a patient from excessive...
US20130030484 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PACING PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION USING HEART SOUNDS  
A medical device system and associated method predict a patient response to a cardiac therapy. The system includes for delivering cardiac pacing pulses to a patient's heart coupled to a cardiac...
US20130296962 CAPTURE VERIFICATION AND PACING ADJUSTMENTS FOR USE WITH MULTISITE LEFT VENTRICULAR PACING  
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to, or are for use with, an implantable system including a lead having multiple electrodes implantable in a patient's left ventricular...
US20120271371 CAPTURE VERIFICATION AND PACING ADJUSTMENTS FOR USE WITH MULTISITE LEFT VENTRICULAR PACING  
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to, or are for use with, an implantable system including a lead having multiple electrodes implantable in a patient's left ventricular...
US20120330372 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...
US20130165988 EFFECTIVENESS OF VENTRICULAR SENSE RESPONSE IN CRT  
A method for monitoring the effectiveness of VSR and for taking action to improve the effectiveness of VSRs, if they are determined to be ineffective, includes comparing the a VSR evoked...
US20120197332 DISABLING AN IMPLANTED MEDICAL DEVICE WITH ANOTHER MEDICAL DEVICE  
Various techniques for disabling a first implantable medical device (IMD) by modulation of therapeutic electrical stimulation delivered by a second medical device are described. One example method...
US20120101544 NON-PROGRAMMING ACTIVATION DEVICE FOR SWITCHING MODES OF AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHODS FOR SAME  
When a medical procedure is performed on a patient in whom an implantable medical device is implanted, the medical procedure may have undesired effects on the medical device, such as triggering a...
US20150238768 AUTOMATIC CAPTURE VERIFICATION WITHIN LEADLESS IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES  
In one example, a leadless implantable medical device (LIMD) generates a cathodal stimulation pulse with anodal recharge for delivery to patient heart tissues using the tip electrode and the anode...
US20130046356 HIGH PHRENIC, LOW CAPTURE THRESHOLD PACING DEVICES AND METHODS  
Methods of highly selective cardiac tissue stimulation and devices for practicing the same, e.g., implantable segmented electrode devices, are provided. The methods and devices provide a...
US20140018875 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...
US20110245890 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...
US20150223692 Portable medical device for assistance to heart patients and method for processing and transmitting data through said device  
The invention relates to a portable medical device for assistance to heart patients carrying an implanted pacemaker, which includes at least one electric energy accumulator for power supply, at...
US20140214110 SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO MONITOR AND TREAT HEART FAILURE CONDITIONS  
An implantable device monitors and treats heart failure, pulmonary edema, and hemodynamic conditions and in some cases applies therapy. In one implementation, the implantable device applies a...
US20130165986 DETECTION OF TARGET VEIN FOR CRT THERAPY  
A method for selecting a target vein for left ventricular lead placement for cardiac resynchronization therapy includes determining electrical dispersion for the first coronary vein by calculating...
US20100042176 TEMPORAL-BASED CARDIAC CAPTURE THRESHOLD DETECTION  
A cardiac capture threshold may be determined using a test pulse and a backup pulse. Here, delivery of a test pulse is followed almost immediately by a non-conditional backup pulse of sufficient...
US20100298896 Selection of Cardiac Capture Verification Modes  
Systems and methods provide for selection of automatic capture verification modes. A number of capture verification modes are evaluated, wherein at least one of the capture verification modes has...
US20130053919 IMPLANTABLE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING BNP LEVELS, HF AND MI  
Methods for monitoring a patient's level of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and implantable cardiac systems capable of performing such methods, are provided. A ventricle is paced for a period of...
US20150134025 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.
US20140005742 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.
US20150216433 IMPEDANCE WAVEFORM MONITORING FOR HEART BEAT CONFIRMATION  
Implantable systems and methods directed toward improved accuracy in cardiac signal analysis. An impedance waveform is captured and used to confirm the analysis performed by the system on...
US20130030491 METHOD FOR DISCRIMINATING ANODAL AND CATHODAL CAPTURE  
An implantable device and associated method discriminate between cathodal and anodal capture during electrical stimulation. A control response to a pacing pulse delivered using a candidate cathode...
US20150182751 ANODAL CAPTURE DETECTION  
Systems and methods are described herein for determining whether anodal capture of the right ventricle is occurring when delivering left ventricular pacing with a cross-chamber pacing vector. The...
US20120109247 PACING INTERVAL DETERMINATION FOR VENTRICULAR DYSSYNCHRONY  
A left-ventricular pacing interval and a right-ventricular pacing interval for timing the delivery of pacing pulses to a left ventricle and a right ventricle of a heart, respectively, may be based...
US20130013020 Methods and Systems for Managing Fusion and Noise in Cardiac Pacing Response Classification  
Methods and systems for detecting noise in cardiac pacing response classification processes involve determining that a cardiac response classification is possibly erroneous if unexpected signal...
US20110054560 PACING, SENSING AND OTHER PARAMETER MAPS BASED ON LOCALIZATION SYSTEM DATA  
An exemplary method generates a map of a pacing parameter, a sensing parameter or one or more other parameters based in part on location information acquired using a localization system configured...
US20110054559 PACING, SENSING AND OTHER PARAMETER MAPS BASED ON LOCALIZATION SYSTEM DATA  
An exemplary method generates a map of a pacing parameter, a sensing parameter or one or more other parameters based in part on location information acquired using a localization system configured...
US20130053918 LEFT-VENTRICULAR PACING SITE SELECTION GUIDED BY ELECTROGRAM MORPHOLOGY ANALYSIS  
A medical device system and associated method classify candidate pacing electrode sites for delivering pacing pulses to a patient's heart. A control unit is operatively coupled with a plurality of...
US20130184777 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSESSING AND EXPLOITING CONCURRENT CATHODAL AND ANODAL CAPTURE USING AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE  
Techniques are provided for use by an implantable medical device for assessing and controlling concurrent anodal/cathodal capture. In one example, the device delivers bipolar pacing stimulus while...
US20150190644 METHODS FOR SETTING CARDIAC PACING PARAMETERS IN RELATIVELY HIGH EFFICIENCY PACING SYSTEMS  
According to some methods, for example, preprogrammed in a microprocessor element of an implantable cardiac pacing system, at least one of a number of periodic pacing threshold searches includes...
US20140121722 METHODS FOR SETTING CARDIAC PACING PARAMETERS IN RELATIVELY HIGH EFFICIENCY PACING SYSTEMS  
According to some methods, for example, preprogrammed in a microprocessor element of an implantable cardiac pacing system, at least one of a number of periodic pacing threshold searches includes...
US20130030493 METHODS FOR SETTING CARDIAC PACING PARAMETERS IN RELATIVELY HIGH EFFICIENCY PACING SYSTEMS  
According to some methods, for example, preprogrammed in a microprocessor element of an implantable cardiac pacing system, at least one of a number of periodic pacing threshold searches includes...
US20150190642 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PHRENIC STIMULATION DETECTION  
Approaches for characterizing a phrenic stimulation threshold, a cardiac capture threshold, a maximum device parameter, and a minimum device parameter are described. A plurality of cardiac pacing...
US20130296961 METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PERFORM ELECTRODE COMBINATION SELECTION  
Electrical stimulation may be delivered to a patient's heart using a plurality of cardiac electrodes. Each electrode combination may be evaluated based on one or more first parameters and one or...
US20130268018 METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PERFORM ELECTRODE COMBINATION SELECTION  
Electrical stimulation may be delivered to a patient's heart using a plurality of cardiac electrodes. Each electrode combination may be evaluated based on one or more first parameters and one or...
US20050137640 Adaptive safety pacing  
Methods and systems involve adjusting an energy used for safety pacing based on the capture threshold. The safety pacing energy may be adjusted prior to a capture threshold test. During the...
US20130261688 DETERMINATION OF PHRENIC NERVE STIMULATION THRESHOLD  
In an example of a method, the method includes testing for phrenic nerve stimulation (PS) threshold. If PS beats are detected at the pacing output level, analyzing the detected PS beats using...

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