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 new patent  Power noise reduction for an integrated battery

A medical device includes a case and a core assembly. The core assembly includes operational circuitry enclosed within a core assembly housing. The medical device also includes a battery assembly, which includes a battery enclosed within a battery housing. The case includes the core assembly housing and the battery housing.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

 new patent  Systems and methods for arrhythmia detection

Systems and methods for detecting cardiac arrhythmias such as an atrial fibrillation (AF) are described herein. The AF detection system includes a sensor circuit to sense a physiological signal, a heartbeat processor to recognize a plurality of beat patterns using cycle length of two more consecutive cardiac cycles. The beat... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Systems and methods for determining an abnormal glycemic event using surrogates for glucose

Systems and methods for determining an abnormal glycemic event using surrogates for glucose are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a medical system includes a medical device associated with a subject and a processor communicatively coupled to the medical device. The medical device is configured to sense a signal corresponding to... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Communications between a plurality of medical devices using time delays between communication pulses between symbols

Systems and methods for communicating between medical devices. In one example, an implantable medical device comprising may comprise one or more electrodes and a controller coupled to the electrodes. The controller may be configured to receive a first communication pulse at a first communication pulse time and a second communication... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Radio frequency ablation for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias

A catheter includes an elongate catheter body, a catheter tip coupled to a distal end of the elongate catheter body, and a radio-frequency (RF) energy source positioned within the catheter tip. The catheter tip includes a waveguide having a distal end. The RF energy source is spaced from the distal... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Closed-loop circular mapping catheter

Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods apparatus for performing at least one of mapping and ablation functions. The apparatuses, systems, and methods may include a catheter sized and shaped for vascular access having a tip section that forms closed loop. The apparatuses, systems,... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Self stabilizing ablation suction catheter

A catheter system includes a catheter and a control system. The catheter includes an elongate catheter body and a catheter tip coupled to a distal end of the elongate catheter body. The catheter tip includes a plurality of openings corresponding to a plurality of lumens extending through the elongate catheter... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Segmented ground pads for electrophysiology systems

Segmented ground pads for electrophysiology systems are disclosed. In an embodiment, a ground pad array system for use with an electrophysiology system comprises: a ground pad comprising a plurality of conductive segments, wherein each conductive segment is capable of being independently activated. The embodiment also includes a plurality of conductive... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Implantable cardiac monitor

An implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) may be configured to be deployed subcutaneous, submuscular, or substernal at a position that enables the ICM to detect cardiac activity. In some cases, the ICM includes a housing that includes a body portion and a tail portion. A first electrode may be disposed adjacent... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Multi-device cardiac resynchronization therapy with mode switching timing reference

Methods, systems and devices for providing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to a patient using a leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) and an extracardiac device (ED). The system is configured to have available for use a plurality of modes for managing the timing of the CRT pacing delivery by the LCP acting... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Leadless stimulation device with a housing that houses internal components of the leadless stimulation device and functions as the battery case and a terminal of an internal battery

Implantable medical devices such as leadless stimulation devices that may provide longer battery life while minimizing device size. In some cases, having the outer housing of the implantable medical device serve multiple roles, such as the battery case for an internal battery, may permit reduced device size by eliminating one... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

External audit of implantable medical device

Systems and methods for auditing an operation of an ambulatory medical device (AMD) are described. A system may include an auditor device and an analyzer circuit communicatively coupled to each other. The auditor device can sense from the patient, independently of and during the operation of the AMD, information about... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Using sensor data from an intracardially implanted medical device to influence operation of an extracardially implantable cardioverter

A medical system for sensing and regulating cardiac activity of a patient may include a cardioverter that is configured to generate and deliver shocks to cardiac tissue and a leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) that is configured to sense cardiac activity and to communicate with the cardioverter. The cardioverter may be... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Moulded in place seal plug and suture anchor

An implantable pulse generator includes a device housing containing pulse generator circuitry and a header molded to the device housing. The header can be formed of an epoxy header material. A header component can have a first part molded in the header material to fix the header component to the... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Protective sheath and protecting a lead during implant and pulse generator replacement

An introducer sheath assembly including an introducer sheath and a protective sheath. The introducer sheath includes a hub having a proximal end and a distal end, and a tubular sheath projecting from the distal end of the hub. The protective sheath has a proximal end and a distal end. The... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Leadless cardiac stimulation systems

Various configurations of systems that employ leadless electrodes to provide pacing therapy are provided. In one example, a system that provides multiple sites for pacing of myocardium of a heart includes wireless pacing electrodes that are implantable at sites proximate the myocardium using a percutaneous, transluminal, catheter delivery system. Each... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Filtered feedthrough assembly for implantable medical electronic devices

A filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device comprises a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule by a connection element, a plurality of feedthrough conductors extending through the electrical insulator, a printed circuit board (PCB), and plurality of capacitors. The PCB is coupled to the ferrule or... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

System to diagnose and manage orthostatic intolerance

An apparatus includes a posture sensing circuit configured to detect a change in posture of a subject; a cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to generate a sensed cardiac signal, wherein the sensed cardiac signal includes heart rate information of the subject; a physiologic sensing circuit configured to generate a sensed... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Brady pause detection for implantable cardiac monitors

An apparatus includes a cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to generate a sensed cardiac signal representative of electrical cardiac activity of a subject, a buffer memory and a pause detection circuit. The pause detection circuit is configured to: identify ventricular depolarization in the cardiac signal or the sampled cardiac signal;... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Discrimination of apnea type by medical device

Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus related to identification of apnea type. One aspect of the present subject matter provides a method for real-time apnea discrimination. The method includes sensing an impedance-based tidal volume signal to monitor a respiratory cycle of a patient, and detecting a reduction... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Systems and methods for determining presence of an analyte using an implantable medical device

Systems and methods to determine presence of an analyte using an implantable medical device are disclosed. In an embodiment, a medical system includes an implantable medical device, a light source, an optical sensor and a processor. The implantable medical device includes an indicator tag, which is responsive to an analyte.... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Jugular access left atrial appendage closure device

A left atrial appendage closure device system may include an access sheath having a lumen, a delivery sheath slidably disposed within the lumen of the access sheath, and a left atrial appendage closure device slidably disposed within a distal portion of the delivery sheath. The access sheath may include a... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Integrated multi-device cardiac resynchronization therapy using p-wave to pace timing

Methods, systems and devices for providing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to a patient using a leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) and an extracardiac device (ED). The LCP is configured to deliver pacing therapy at a pacing interval. Illustratively, the ED may be configured to analyze the cardiac cycle including a portion... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Cardiac resynchronization using fusion promotion for timing management

Methods, systems and devices for providing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to a patient using a leadless cardiac pacemaker and an extracardiac device. The extracardiac device is configured to analyze one or more QRS complexes of the patient's heart, determine whether fusion pacing is taking place, and, if not, to communicate... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Managing care pathways

A method of facilitating management of a care pathway includes receiving a care pathway definition, having a first care pathway step and a second care pathway step, where each care pathway step is identified by a unique identification (ID) code. The method includes determining a keyword associated with each care... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Method and neurostimulation with prevention of neural accommodation

The one or more secondary parameters are adjusted for preventing the patient from developing neural accommodation. In various embodiments, values for the one or more secondary parameters are varied during the delivery of the neurostimulation for prevention of neural accommodation that may result from a constant or periodic pattern of... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Trans septal implantable medical device

An implantable medical device (IMD) includes a housing that is configured to be positioned at least in part in a chamber of a heart, and in some cases, in a right ventricle (RV) proximate an RV facing side of the ventricular septum of the heart. When so provided, an RV... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

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

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

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

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

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

02/01/18 / #20180028829

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

01/25/18 / #20180020930

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

01/25/18 / #20180020983

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

01/25/18 / #20180021567

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

01/25/18 / #20180021570

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

01/25/18 / #20180021581

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

01/25/18 / #20180021582

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

01/25/18 / #20180021584

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

01/25/18 / #20180021585

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

01/11/18 / #20180008197

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

01/11/18 / #20180008204

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

01/11/18 / #20180008206

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

01/11/18 / #20180008228

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

01/11/18 / #20180008829

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

01/11/18 / #20180008831

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

01/11/18 / #20180011932

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

01/04/18 / #20180001082

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

12/28/17 / #20170367616

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

12/28/17 / #20170368360

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

12/21/17 / #20170360987

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

12/21/17 / #20170361061

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

12/21/17 / #20170361087

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

12/14/17 / #20170354829

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

12/14/17 / #20170357771

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

12/07/17 / #20170347936

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

12/07/17 / #20170347968

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

12/07/17 / #20170347969

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

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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

... Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

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

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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

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








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