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 new patent  Position sensor for a medical probe

A position sensor assembly includes a base member having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an intermediate portion disposed therebetween and having a twisted configuration such that the proximal and distal portions are oriented in mutually orthogonal planes. At least first and second magnetic field sensors each including at... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

 new patent  Functionalized peg for implantable medical devices

A coating for a metal surface, the coating including poly(ethylene glycol) disposed on and covalently bonded directly to at least a portion of the metal surface, and a functional group grafted to at least a portion of the poly(ethylene glycol). The functional group is one of a bioactive functional group... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

 new patent  Durable antimicrobial layer for implantable medical devices

An implantable medical device includes a polymer substrate and at least one nanofiber. The polymer substrate includes a surface portion extending into the polymer substrate from a surface of the substrate. The at least one nanofiber includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is interpenetrated with... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

 new patent  Systems and methods to reduce injury in the heart

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to reduce ischemic or metabolic injury to a patient's heart. A system to reduce ischemic or metabolic injury to a patient's heart may include a pulse generator for generating electrical pulses or shock, a pacing lead with at least one pacing... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

 new patent  Diastolic endocardial accelerations for heart failure monitoring

Systems and methods for monitoring patients with cardiac diseases are described. A system may include an accelerometer sensor for sensing an epicardial or endocardial acceleration (EA) signal. The accelerometer may be included in a leadless or a lead-based medical device. The system may additionally include a companion device in communication... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Implantation of an active medical device using the internal thoracic vasculature

Implantable devices and systems include one or more leads adapted to be emplaced in the internal thoracic vein (ITV) of a patient. The lead may include features to adapt the lead for such placement. An associated device for use with the lead may include operational circuitry adapted for use with... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Pacemakers for implant in the internal thoracic vasculature with communication to other implantable devices

Implantable devices and systems include one or more leads adapted to be emplaced in the internal thoracic vein (ITV) of a patient. The lead may include features to adapt the lead for such placement. An associated device for use with the lead may include operational circuitry adapted for use with... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Mri compatible implantable medical devices and methods

An implantable medical device configured to be compatible with the environment inside an Mill machine. The implantable medical device includes a housing constructed of an electrically conductive material and pulse generation circuitry within the housing for generating electrical voltage pulses. The implantable medical device further includes a first conductor that... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Pacing device with autonomous anti-tachycardia pacing

In an example, an apparatus is described that includes an implantable housing, a heart signal sensing circuit configured to sense intrinsic electrical heart signals, a ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT) detector circuit, operatively coupled to the heart signal sensing circuit, the detector circuit operable to detect a VT based on the sensed... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Estimate diastolic pressure

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to estimate an arterial diastolic pressure of a patient using ventricular pressure information of a heart of the patient and heart sound information of the heart of the patient, such as a timing of at least one of a first heart... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Pressure sensor to detect body sounds

This document discusses, among other things, using a pressure sensor to detect body sound information of a patient, such as cardiac murmurs, respiratory sounds, etc.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Method and system for determining pace timing in a leadless cardiac pacemaker system

A leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) is configured to sense cardiac activity and to pace a patient's heart and is disposable within a ventricle of the patient's heart. The LCP may include a housing, a first electrode and a second electrode that are secured relative to the housing and are spaced... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Cardiac volume sensing via an implantable medical device in support of cardiac resynchronization therapy

An Implantable Medical Device (IMD) configured to be implantable in a ventricle of a patient's heart may include a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, the second electrode spaced from the first electrode, and circuitry in the housing operatively... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Method and system for utilizing an atrial contraction timing fiducial in a leadless cardiac pacemaker system

A leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) is configured to sense cardiac activity and to pace a patient's heart and is disposable within a ventricle of the patient's heart. The LCP may include a housing, a first electrode and a second electrode that are secured relative to the housing and are spaced... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Method and system for determining a cardiac cycle pace time in accordance with metabolic demand in a leadless cardiac pacemaker system

A leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) is configured to sense cardiac activity and to pace a patient's heart and is disposable within a ventricle of the patient's heart. The LCP MAY include a housing, a first electrode and a second electrode that are secured relative to the housing and are spaced... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Leadless cardiac pacemaker for generating cardiac pressure volume loop

A leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) configured to sense cardiac activity and to pace a patient's heart. The LCP may include a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, and a pressure sensor secured relative to the housing and coupled to... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Leadless medical system for quantifying ventricle to ventricle dyssynchrony

A medical system includes two or more leadless implantable medical devices, each implanted in a different ventricle of the heart and each including a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, and a pressure sensor secured relative to the housing.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Minute volume sensor optimization using quadripolar leads

An apparatus comprises a respiration sensing circuit configured for coupling electrically to a plurality of electrodes and for sensing a respiration signal representative of respiration of a subject; a signal processing circuit electrically coupled to the respiration sensing circuit and configured to extract a respiration parameter from a sensed respiration... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Readmission risk assessment based on chronobiological rhythms

Systems and methods for monitoring patients with a chronic disease are described. A patient management system may sense physiological signals from a patient using one or more implantable or other ambulatory sensors, and generate from the physiological signals a chronobiological rhythm indicator (CRI) such as indicating a circadian rhythm. A... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Systems and methods to determine surrogates of blood pressure

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for determining a subject's blood pressure using one or more implantable medical devices (IMDs). In an embodiment, a medical system comprises: at least one implantable medical device configured to sense signals associated with heart sounds of a subject and a... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Energy efficient heart sound data collection

This document discusses, among other things, apparatus, systems, or methods to efficiently collect heart sound data, including detecting first heart sound information of a heart of a patient using a heart sound sensor in a first, low-power operational mode, and detecting second heart sound information of the heart using the... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Method and system for determining an atrial contraction timing fiducial in a leadless cardiac pacemaker system

Method and system for determining an atrial contraction timing fiducial in a leadless cardiac pacemaker system is disclosed. An electrical cardiac signal associated with an atrial contraction of the patient's heart and a mechanical response to the atrial contraction of a patient's heart are used to determine an atrial contraction... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Leadless pacemaker using pressure measurements for pacing capture verification

Methods, devices, and systems for performing pacing capture verification in implantable medical devices such as a leadless cardiac pacemakers using a pressure signal. An example medical device includes a pressure sensor and is configured to monitor for an evoked capture response using the pressure sensor following pace delivery. Various factors... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

System and providing automatic setup of a remote patient care environment

A system and method for providing automatic setup of a remote patient care environment. Connectivity to a centralized server over a network connection is confirmed. Data reporting for a patient by one or more monitoring devices that are wirelessly connectable is induced through control provided through a user interface. Each... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Leadless cardiac pacemaker with retrieval features

An implantable leadless cardiac pacing device and associated retrieval features. The implantable device includes a docking member extending from the proximal end of the housing of the implantable device including a covering surrounding at least a portion of the docking member configured to facilitate retrieval of the implantable leadless cardiac... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

System and methods to locate an implanted medical device

A system includes a sensor array having a plurality of sensors. Each sensor is coupled to circuitry configured to receive sensing signals from the plurality of sensors in the sensor array, where the sensing signals include a parameter indicating presence of an implantable medical device (IMD). Based on the received... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Cardiac therapy system using subcutaneously sensed p-waves for resynchronization pacing management

Systems, methods and implantable devices configured to provide cardiac resynchronization therapy and/or bradycardia pacing therapy. A first device located in the heart of the patient is configured to receive a communication from a second device and deliver a pacing therapy in response to or in accordance with the received communication.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Hydrophilization and antifouling of enhanced metal surfaces

A coating for a roughened metal surface of an implantable medical device includes a poly(ethylene glycol) disposed on at least a portion of the roughened metal surface, wherein the poly(ethylene glycol) is covalently bonded directly to the roughened metal surface.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Infection resistant surfaces for devices

This disclosure is directed to a medical device including a surface that has been roughened to provide a roughened surface that inhibits the adhesion of microorganisms on the roughened surface.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Laser generated surface finishes for implantable medical devices and electrodes

A method of preparing an electrode for use with an implantable medical device, the electrode including a titanium surface, the method including: maintaining a nitrogen gas environment proximate to the titanium surface, delivering energy to a portion of the titanium surface, modifying the portion of the titanium surface with the... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Color coded header bore identification

An implantable pulse generator includes a device housing containing pulse generator circuitry and a header connected to the device housing. The header includes a core assembly defining first and second lead bore cavities sized for receiving terminal pins of leads, first and second labels, and an outer layer. The first... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Patient risk scoring & evaluation system

A method of facilitating health of a patient includes determining, based on patient information, a risk score. The patient information includes clinical information and at least one of psychosocial information, experiential information, relational information, preferential information, demographic information, barrier information, and compliance information. The method further includes identifying a number... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Acute kidney injury detection system and methods

Embodiments herein include systems and methods for detecting, predicting and/or assessing acute kidney injury. In an embodiment, a monitoring system to detect acute kidney injury is included. The monitoring system can include a sensor circuit configured to collect renal data including at least one of systemic renal data, direct renal... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Systems and methods to detect respiratory diseases using respiratory sounds

Systems and methods for monitoring patients with respiratory diseases are described. A system may include a sensor circuit configured to sense one or more physiological signals indicative of respiratory sounds, and a spectral analyzer to generate first and second spectral contents at respective first and second frequency bands. The system... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Systems and methods to detect respiratory diseases

Systems and methods for monitoring patients with respiratory diseases are described. A system may include a sensor circuit to sense a respiration signal and at least one hemodynamic signal. The system may detect a specified respiratory phase from the respiration signal, and generate from the hemodynamic signal one or more... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348466

Laser texturing surface preparation for parylene coating adhesion

A process for coating parylene onto a metal surface, such as a medical device, that has been textured by a series of laser pulses. The laser pulses can be overlapping or rastered. The textured portion of the metal surface and parylene coating can form a strong mechanical interlock. The bond... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348528

Methods and systems for multi-site stimulation

Systems and methods for multi-site cardiac stimulation are disclosed. The system includes an electrostimulation circuit to deliver electrostimulation to one or more candidate sites of at least one heart chamber. The system may sense a physiological signal including during electrostimulation of the heart, use the physiological signal to determine a... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326355

Implantable medical device for vascular deployment

A leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) may be deployed within a patient's vasculature at a location near the patient's heart in order to pace the patient's heart and/or to sense electrical activity within the patient's heart. In some cases, an LCP may be implanted within the patient's superior vena cava or... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326358

Implantable leads with topographic features for cellular modulation and related methods

An implantable lead including a lead body, an electrode coupled to the lead body, and at least one cellular modulation segment. The lead body has a proximal end and a distal end. The lead body includes an outer layer defining a lumen. The outer layer has an outside surface. The... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326369

Trans septal implantable medical device

An implantable medical device may include a housing configured to be positioned at least in part in a right ventricle (RV) proximate an RV facing side of the ventricular septum. A power source and circuitry may be disposed within the housing and may be operatively coupled together. An RV electrode... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326371

Automatic selection of lead configuration for a neural stimulation lead

A neurostimulation system includes a neural stimulation lead having a proximal portion and a distal portion and including a plurality of electrodes along the distal portion. The plurality of electrodes are configured for positioning proximate a portion of the autonomic nervous system. A neural stimulation circuit, coupled to the plurality... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326372

Leadless cardiac pacemaker configured for over the wire delivery

Implantable medical devices such as leadless cardiac pacemakers (LCP) may be configured to be delivered to a target location within the heart over a guide wire. In some cases, using a guide wire for delivery facilitates placement of devices in regions not otherwise easily reached. An LCP may include a... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326373

Retrievability for implantable medical devices

An implantable medical device (IMD) may include an outer housing having a titanium outer surface, the titanium outer surface including a plurality of titanium atoms. A tissue growth-inhibiting layer may extend over the titanium outer surface. In some cases, the tissue growth-inhibiting layer may include a plurality of polyethylene glycol... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327622

Thermoset polyisobutylene-polyurethanes and methods for making

A thermoset polyisobutylene network polymer includes a polyisobutylene diol residue, a diisocyanate residue, and at least one crosslinking compound residue selected from the group consisting of a residue of a sorbitan ester and a residue of a branched polypropylene oxide polyol.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319845

Delivery tools in implantable defibrillator systems

Tunneling tools and systems comprising electrodes and tunneling tool. In some examples the tunneling tools have a width that is greater than thickness, or may have enlarged portions to allow tunneling of a space. The tunneling tools may have expandable dissection portions including expandable balloons, linkages and/or springs in different... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319855

Neural stimulation with transient response between doses

In various method embodiments for operating an implantable neural stimulator to deliver a neural stimulation therapy to an autonomic neural target, the method comprises using the implantable neural stimulator to deliver the neural stimulation therapy to the autonomic neural target, and evaluating an evoked response to the neural stimulation bursts.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319864

Electrode designs in implantable defibrillator systems

A subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) comprising shocking electrodes configured to reduce the defibrillation threshold. The S-ICD may include a canister housing a source of electrical energy, a capacitor, and operational circuitry that senses heart rhythms and an electrode and lead assembly. The electrode and lead assembly may comprise a lead,... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319865

Authentication of shock therapy deferral

The current technology relates to a shock deferral unit that is portable by an ambulatory patient. The shock deferral unit has a bi-directional communication device configured to receive a notification of an impending shock from a defibrillator and configured to send an instruction to defer the impending shock to the... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322266

Systems and methods for sensing external magnetic fields in implantable medical devices

Systems and methods for sensing external magnetic fields in implantable medical devices are provided. One aspect of this disclosure relates to an apparatus for sensing magnetic fields. An apparatus embodiment includes a sensing circuit with at least one inductor having a magnetic core that saturates in the presence of a... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

11/02/17 / #20170312520

Intracardiac impedance and its applications

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11/02/17 / #20170317331

Battery lithium cluster growth control

An apparatus includes a battery stack including a plurality of alternating anodes and cathodes, wherein each of the anodes is positioned between first and second separators, and wherein a tab of the anode extends out from between the first and second separators, and an edge tape extending across a top... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303797

Method and management of heart failure hospitalization

A hospitalization management system including a heart failure analyzer that receives diagnostic data including at least sensor data representative of one or more physiological signals sensed from a hospitalized patient using one or more sensors and assesses risk of rehospitalization for the patient using the diagnostic data. The outcome of... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296076

Af monitor and offline processing

A system for monitoring a subject for an arrhythmia includes an external monitoring device (EMD) configured to be disposed outside of a subject's body. The EMD includes a first communication component configured to receive, from a medical device, a first physiological parameter signal and an indication of a detected trigger... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296086

Determining cardiac pacing capture effectiveness of an implantable medical device

A cardiac rhythm management system includes at least one sensing component configured to obtain a first physiological parameter signal, an indication of a cardiac response to a stimulation therapy, and temporal information corresponding to the first physiological parameter signal and the cardiac response; and at least one processor configured to:... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296229

Subcutaneous implant integrated instrument

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that comprise an introducer apparatus for facilitating subcutaneous implantation of a medical device. In certain instances, the apparatus may include a housing, an inserter configured to pass the medical device through the housing, and a tunneler configured to... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296230

Subcutaneous implant integrated instrument with pocket creator

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, methods, and systems comprising an introducer apparatus for facilitating subcutaneous implantation of a medical device. The introducer apparatus may include a housing and an inserter configured to disengage from the second portion.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296810

Lead integrity monitoring

A system for lead integrity monitoring includes an implantable medical device (IMD) having a housing enclosing a control circuit; and a lead, having a first sensor. The lead is coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the control circuit. The system also includes at least one processing device configured... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296828

Imd having anti-migration and device extraction features

An implantable medical device comprising a housing having an outer surface; and protrusions disposed on the outer surface, where the plurality of protrusions are configured to reduce at least one of rotational, translational, and lateral movement of the implantable medical device within a patient's tissue after implantation in the patient.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301476

Systems and methods to connect sintered aluminum electrodes of an energy storage device

This document provides an apparatus including a sintered electrode, a second electrode and a separator material arranged in a capacitive stack. A conductive interconnect couples the sintered electrode and the second electrode. Embodiments include a clip interconnect. In some embodiments, the interconnect includes a comb-shaped connector. In some embodiments, the... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303411

Medical device housing with weld joint features

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward a medical device having a a core assembly. The core assembly includes a core circuit assembly and a core assembly housing configured to enclose the core circuit assembly. The core assembly housing includes a first portion, and a second portion configured to... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303424

Imd having a core circuitry support structure

A medical device includes a hybrid circuitry assembly and a core circuitry support structure. The core circuitry support structure includes a frame defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the hybrid circuitry assembly. An outer surface of the frame is shaped to correspond to an inside... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290528

Sleep study using an implanted medical device

A system for performing a sleep study includes an implant able medical device (IMD) having a first sensor configured to obtain a first physiological parameter signal; a second sensor configured to obtain a second physiological parameter signal; and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device is... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290550

Confidence of arrhythmia detection

Systems and methods for detecting an arrhythmic event and storing physiological information associated with the detected arrhythmic event are described. A system may include a first detector to detect an arrhythmic event from a physiological signal sensed from a subject, and generate a confidence indicator indicating a confidence level of... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290551

Renal dysfunction risk stratification

Systems and methods for assessing a patient's risk of renal dysfunction are described. A system may include sensor circuits to sense physiological signals and processors to generate signal metrics from the physiological signals. The system may generate a primary renal risk indication using a first signal metric, and a secondary... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290955

Hydrophilic coatings through in situ surface polymerization

A medical device for insertion or implantation in a body includes a polymer substrate and a layer of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone-alt-maleic anhydride) formed on a surface of the polymer substrate. Polymer chains of the poly(vinyl pyrrolidone-alt-maleic anhydride) are entangled with the polymer substrate.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

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10/12/17 / #20170290957

Pet solutions and methods of making pet solutions for medical devices

A method of making a solution including poly(ethylene terephthalate). The method includes dissolving poly(ethylene terephthalate) in a solvent mixture to form a solution, the solvent mixture including two solvent components. A Hansen Solubility Parameter Distance between the solvent mixture and HSP coordinates having a dispersion HSP of 18.02 MPa0.5, a... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291022

Multi-site crt capture verification

An apparatus comprises a cardiac signal sensing circuit configured for coupling electrically to a plurality of electrodes and to sense intrinsic cardiac activation at three or more locations within a subject's body using the electrodes; a stimulus circuit configured for coupling to the plurality of electrodes; a signal processing circuit... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294250

Ferrule having improved gold reservoir geometry for implantable medical device

A feedthrough assembly and methods of making the feedthrough assembly are shown. A feedthrough assembly including a ferrule disposed about an insulator and having an outer surface and a first aperture defined by an inner surface, wherein the first aperture is sized and shaped to include a reservoir for a... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281095

Multi-disease patient management

Systems and methods for monitoring patients with multiple chronic diseases are described. A system may include a health status monitor that receives diagnostic data including physiological signals sensed from a patient. The system may produce at least a first risk indication of the patient developing a first disease and a... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281096

Detection of worsening heart failure

Systems and methods for detecting a target cardiac condition such as events indicative of worsening heart failure are described. A system may include sensor circuits for sensing physiological signals and a signal processor for generating a predictor trend indicative of temporal change of the physiological signal. The predictor trend may... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281097

Systems and methods for detecting worsening heart failure

Systems and methods for detecting worsening cardiac conditions such as worsening heart failure events are described. A system may include sensor circuits to sense physiological signals and signal processors to generate from the physiological signals first and second signal metrics. The system may include a risk stratifier circuit to produce... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281099

Alert management for physiological event detection

Systems, devices, and methods for managing alerts associated with a target physiological event such as a worsening heart failure event are described. A system may detect one or more alert onsets using an onset threshold, and one or more corresponding alert terminations using a reset threshold. Alerts may be issued... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281261

Chronically implantable medical devices configured for extraction and extraction devices for extracting chronically implanted medical devices

Extraction devices for extracting chronically implanted devices such as leadless cardiac pacemakers (LCP). In some cases, the extraction devices may be configured to cut, tear or ablate through at least some of the tissue ingrowth around and/or over the chronically implanted device such that a retrieval feature on the chronically... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281952

Extraction devices configued to extract chronically implanted medical devices

Extraction devices for extracting chronically implanted devices such as leadless cardiac pacemakers (LCP). In some cases, the extraction devices may be configured to cut or tear through at least some of the tissue ingrowth around and/or over the chronically implanted device such that a retrieval feature on the chronically implanted... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281955

Implantable medical device with rechargeable battery

Implantable medical devices such as leadless cardiac pacemakers may include a rechargeable power source. In some cases, a system may include an implanted device including a receiving antenna and an external transmitter that transmits radiofrequency energy that may be captured by the receiving antenna and then be converted into electrical... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281960

System and analyzing medical device programming parameters

The technology disclosed herein relates to a system and method for analyzing medical device programming parameters. One aspect of the current technology is a method where an overall performance metric is detected for a cardiac medical device that is outside of a threshold at a first cardiac location in a... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281961

Medical device systems and methods with multiple communication modes

Medical device systems and methods with multiple communication modes. An example medical device system may include a first medical device and a second medical device communicatively coupled to the first medical device. The first medical device may be configured to communicate information to the second medical device in a first... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274203

Implantable medical device including assembly incorporating radiopaque agent and elutable drug into a polymeric lead tip

An assembly for an implantable device can be made from polyurethane and can incorporate one or more radiopaque agents and one or more elutable drug components into a polymeric lead tip. The assembly can be machined or injection molded and can be configured, for example, as a housing for an... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279238

Interconnect for implantable medical device header

A modular header and method of fabricating same for making electrical connection between an array of feed-through pins extending through a wall of a hermetically sealed enclosure of an implantable medical device and lead connect or receptacles within the header in which the header is fabricated using a pre-formed molded... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266439

Method and pacing during revascularization

A system for use during revascularization includes a catheter having an adjustable balloon for delivery a stent, one or more pacing electrodes for delivering one or more pacing pulses to a patient's heart, and a pacemaker configured to generate the one or more pacing pulses to be delivered to the... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

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09/14/17 / #20170258337

Heart failure management

Various system embodiments comprise a stimulator adapted to deliver a stimulation signal for a heart failure therapy, a number of sensors adapted to provide at least a first measurement of a heart failure status and a second measurement of the heart failure status, and a controller. The controller is connected... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259039

Subcutaneous tunneling device with elongated open slot sheath

An introducer sheath includes an elongated outer sheath and an elongated inner sheath coaxially disposed within the outer sheath. The elongated outer sheath includes an outer sheath wall extending circumferentially about a longitudinal axis of the outer sheath to an extent greater than 180° and less than 360° to define... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259070

Wireless tissue electrostimulation

A wireless electrostimulation system can comprise a wireless energy transmission source, and an implantable cardiovascular wireless electrostimulation node. A receiver circuit comprising an inductive antenna can be configured to capture magnetic energy to generate a tissue electrostimulation. A tissue electrostimulation circuit, coupled to the receiver circuit, can be configured to... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259076

Leadless cardiac stimulation device employing distributed logic

Systems and methods involve an intrathoracic cardiac stimulation device operable to provide autonomous cardiac sensing and energy delivery. The cardiac stimulation device includes a housing configured for intrathoracic placement relative to a patient's heart. A fixation arrangement of the housing is configured to affix the housing at an implant location... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263971

Batteries including a flat plate design

A battery having flat, stacked, anode and cathode layers. The battery can be adapted to fit within an implantable medical device.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251940

Reducing false positives in detection of potential cardiac pauses

Embodiments of the disclosure include systems and methods for reducing false positives in detection of pauses. For example, embodiments include a sensing component configured to obtain values of a first physiological parameter and determine a cardiac pause based on the values of the first physiological parameter. Furthermore, embodiments include performing... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251944

Subcutaneous cardiac signal discrimination employing non-electrophysiologic signal

A cardiac monitoring and/or stimulation system includes a housing coupled to a plurality of electrodes configured for subcutaneous non-intrathoracic sensing. A signal processor receives a plurality of composite signals associated with a plurality of sources, separates a signal from the plurality of composite signals, and identifies the separated signal as... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252565

Pacing site and configuration optimization using a combination of electrical and mechanical information

An apparatus comprises a cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to sense a plurality of intrinsic cardiac signals using a plurality of cardiac pacing sites, a heart sound sensing circuit, a stimulus circuit configured to provide an electrical cardiac pacing stimulus to the plurality of pacing sites, and a control circuit... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252566

Adaptive sampling of heart sounds

A system and method to sense heart sounds with one or more implantable medical devices according to one or more signal processing parameters. The method alters one or more of the parameters as a function of one or more physiologic triggering events. The method then senses heart sounds with the... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252567

Systems and methods for treating cardiac arrhythmias

An implantable medical device (IMD) may include a housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a set of one or more electrodes connected to but spaced apart from the housing. The IMD may further include a controller disposed within the housing, wherein the controller is configured to... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252569

In-header perimeter rf antenna

This document discusses, among other things, an implantable dielectric compartment including a channel in an outer surface of the implantable dielectric compartment, the channel configured to constrain a portion of an implantable antenna in a specific configuration along the length of the portion of the implantable antenna. In certain examples,... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238830

Display of temporally aligned heart information from separate implantable medical devices on an extracorporeal display

A cardiac rhythm management system includes a first implantable device such as a defibrillator and a second implantable device such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker. A programmer is configured to receive and display heart data emanating from the implantable defibrillator and from the leadless cardiac pacemaker. The heart data emanating... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231505

Method to trigger storage of onset of physiologic condition in an implantable device

An apparatus includes a sensing circuit configured to generate a sensed physiological signal that includes physiological information of a subject, a detection circuit, and a control circuit. The detection circuit detects a physiological condition of a subject using the physiological signal. The control circuit stores sampled values of a segment... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231568

Systems and methods for patient monitoring

Systems and methods for monitoring patients with a chronic disease such as heart failure are disclosed. The system may include a physiological sensor circuit to sense physiological signals and generate signal metrics from the physiological signals. The system may include a health status analyzer circuit to use the signal metrics... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232259

Intermittent neural stimulation with physiologic response monitor

Various aspects of the present subject matter provide an implantable medical device. In various embodiments, the device comprises a pulse generator, a first monitor and a controller. The pulse generator is adapted to generate a neural stimulation signal for a neural stimulation therapy. The neural stimulation signal has at least... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232266

Systems and methods for treating cardiac arrhythmias

Systems and methods for treating cardiac arrhythmias are disclosed. In one embodiment, an SICD comprises two or more electrodes, a charge storage device, and a controller operatively coupled to two or more of the electrodes and the charge storage device. In some embodiments, the controller is configured to monitor cardiac... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224993

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 therapy are evaluated for each of a plurality of electrode combinations. Electrode combination parameters that do not support cardiac function are evaluated for each of the plurality... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224997

Delivery system with force sensor for leadless cardiac device

A device configured to deliver and deploy an implantable medical device (IMD) includes a handle assembly and a shaft extending distally therefrom. A device containment housing configured to accommodate the IMD is coupled to the distal region of the shaft. At least one of the shaft and device containment housing... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215731

Power saving communication for medical devices

Power saving communication techniques for communicating in a medical device system. One example medical device system may be for delivering electrical stimulation therapy to a heart of a patient, and may include a first implantable medical device implanted in a first chamber of the heart and configured to determine one... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215809

Heart failure event detection using multi-level categorical fusion

Systems and methods for detecting a present, or predicting a future, target physiologic event such as worsening heart failure (HF) are described. A system can comprise a patient information receiver circuit, at least two categorical risk analyzer circuits, and a categorical fusion circuit. The patient information receiver circuit receives physiologic... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215834

Third heart sound activity index for heart failure monitoring

A cardiac rhythm management system provides for the trending of a third heart sound (S3) index. The S3 index is a ratio, or an estimate of the ratio, of the number of S3 beats to the number of all heart beats, where the S3 beats are each a heart beat... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc








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