US Patent No: 5,554,177

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Method and apparatus to optimize pacing based on intensity of acoustic signal

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An acoustic sensor is located in association with a patient's heart to detect abnormal heart sounds and a processor isolates abnormal heart sounds therefrom. The characteristics of these heart sounds are monitored while adjustments are made to the timing of pacing pulses to achieve a better heart function through pacing therapy. Particular adaption to cardiomyopathy is shown.

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MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5254

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Kieval, Robert S Golden Valley, MN 100 8265
Soykan, Orhan New Brighton, MN 61 1495

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7,351,260 Tissue shaping device 11 2006
7,300,462 Device, system and method to affect the mitral valve annulus of a heart 4 2006
7,503,932 Mitral valve annuloplasty device with vena cava anchor 2 2006
7,814,635 Method of making a tissue shaping device 4 2006
7,674,287 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 3 2006
7,758,639 Mitral valve device using conditioned shape memory alloy 3 2007
7,828,841 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 4 2007
8,075,608 Medical device delivery system 3 2008
7,828,842 Tissue shaping device 7 2008
8,006,594 Catheter cutting tool 3 2008
8,439,971 Adjustable height focal tissue deflector 1 2009
8,172,898 Device and method for modifying the shape of a body organ 3 2010
8,974,525 Tissue shaping device 1 2010
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7,522,962 Implantable medical device with integrated acoustic transducer 26 2005
8,744,580 Implantable medical device with integrated acoustic transducer 0 2009
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6,792,310 Methods, systems and devices for optimizing cardiac pacing parameters 16 2001
6,522,923 Methods, systems and devices for optimizing cardiac pacing parameters using evolutionary algorithms 83 2001
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6,945,939 Hemodynamic analysis 9 2002
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7,079,896 Methods of automatically optimizing AV delay by way of monitoring the heart sound 25 2002
7,139,609 System and method for monitoring cardiac function via cardiac sounds using an implantable cardiac stimulation device 57 2003
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7,887,478 Percutaneous gas-line 3 2004
7,862,499 Blood vessel wrap 1 2004
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8,002,691 Fluid pressure generating means 5 2007
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8,016,739 Heart assist devices, systems and methods 1 2008
8,777,833 Heart assist device utilising aortic deformation 0 2008
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8,571,658 Synchronization control system 0 2010
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8,469,873 Blood vessel wrap 0 2010
8,425,397 Percutaneous gas-line 0 2010
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8,702,583 Actuator for a heart assist device 0 2011
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